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LOS ANGELES– Forced Sterilization: Then and Now

October 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am10:00 am


LOS ANGELES– A discussion in conjunction with the screening of documentary film No Más Bebés. Forced sterilization of women who are poor, have mental health problems, or are incarcerated was commonplace in California—and nationwide—only 50 years ago. While today legally banned, forced sterilization and other means of controlling the reproductive rights continue to insinuate themselves into public policy and lawmaking. Filmmaker and historian Virginia Espino, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice executive director Laura Jimenez, and professor Alexandra Minna Stern, director of the University of Michigan Sterilization and Social Justice Lab, discuss the historical and contemporary consequences of this problematic practice. Moderated by UC Santa Barbara professor Miroslava Chavez-Garcia.

Esterilización forzada: entonces y ahora Domingo 29 de octubre a las 3 p.m. La esterilización forzada de mujeres pobres, con problemas de salud mental o presas era común en California, y en todo el país, hace apenas 50 años. Si bien hoy en día está legalmente prohibida, la esterilización forzada y otros medios para el control de los derechos reproductivos continúan insinuándose en las políticas públicas y los procesos legislativos. La realizadora cinematográfica e historiadora Virginia Espino, la directora ejecutiva de California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (latinas de California por la justicia reproductiva), Laura Jiménez, y la profesora Alexandra Minna Stern, directora del Sterilization and Social Justice Lab (laboratorio de esterilización y justicia social) de la University of Michigan, analizarán las consecuencias históricas y contemporáneas de esta práctica problemática. Moderado por la profesora de UC Santa Barbara Miroslava Chávez-García.

The screening and Forum will take place at the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024.  There will also be a live stream on the site: ALL HAMMER PROGRAMS ARE FREE Location: Billy Wilder Theater Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended. Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability. Parking:  Under the museum, $6 flat rate on weekends. Cash only.    NO MÁS BEBÉS was supported in part by California Humanities through the California Documentary Project Grant Program. To learn more about this grant program, please visit our webpage here


October 29, 2017
8:00 am – 10:00 am


Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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