Revolutionary Mothering and Reproductive Justice

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Thu, 09/29/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:00pm


In today's episode, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs tells the birth story of the book she co-edited with China Martens and Mai'a Williams, 'Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines', and gives context to the book with stories of the Reproductive Justice Movement.


In the mid 1990s, the Reproductive Justice Movement was formed by Black and Indigenous women as a response to the limitations of the "reproductive rights" movement. Movement leaders argue, "rarely do we find ourselves fighting for just one aspect of reproductive justice such as abortion rights".

Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, scholar and writer, joined us to talk about her book 'Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Frontlines', and her experience being a teenager during the formation of the Reproductive Justice Movement and what she's reading now to inform this moment.


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