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LOS ANGELES– Forced Sterilization: Then and Now
October 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 amFree
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.
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: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2017/10/forced-sterilization-then-and-now/ 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.