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'Economies of Motherhood': Reproductive Justice in a Globalizing World

Event Date:

March 24, 2023 | 12:30 PM PDT TO 3:15 PM PDT


Humanities Auditorium, Scripps College
981 N. Amherst Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711


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Around the world, governments are placing restrictions on the reproductive rights of women and girls.

By coding contraception as criminal, regulators push economically vulnerable women into off-book surrogacy and healthcare.

In the United States, pregnant women behind bars are handcuffed during labor; courts bleed personal data from private companies to prosecute women who seek newly-banned abortions; and contraceptives and period products disappear behind locked aisles.

Kenya, which is no stranger to the structural misogyny resurgent in the United States, is part of a growing global surrogacy network, capitalizing on these restrictions for profits which surrogate mothers in their employment rarely see. 

Join us for an afternoon of conversations with journalists, scholars, and advocates who bear witness to these issues and consider ways forward.

Guest journalists include Dina Gachman and Naipanoi Lepapa (via video).

Free registration is requested but not required.


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