Tag Archives: reproductive justice

“Obvious Child” Screening + Intro to Reproductive Justice on Campus


Julia Vermeulen ’15 writes in:

Bring your friends/lovers/pre-frosh/parents to a FREE screening of the 2014 rom-com about a young, New York City comedian (played by Jenny Slate) who gets pregnant after a one-night stand and decides to get an abortion.

The film will be introduced by leaders from the Clinic Escorts, the Wesleyan Doula Project, and the Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness(ASHA) groups on campus, who will speak for a minute about the reproductive justice work they do and how you can get involved!

“Obvious Child” trailer here

Date: Thursday, April 16th
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Judd 116

Wesleyan Doula Project Fall Training Info Session

The beautiful and talented Sydney Lewis ’14 has a message for you:


The Wesleyan Doula Project, which was founded last year to provide abortion doula (non-medical support) services to local clinics, is hosting a second fall conference to train a new cohort of doulas!

The training conference, led by educators from the New York Doula Project and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, will be held November 22-24.

SPACE IS LIMITED and attendance at the info session is mandatory for participation in the November training. At the info session, we will go over the history of the Wesleyan Doula Project, the role of a doula and the expectations of Wesleyan abortion doulas, and our vision for future expansion of the group. There will obviously be snacks.

If you’re passionate about reproductive justice and want to be a badass feminist doula superhero, please attend the info session to learn about our work and get involved!

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112

Panel Discussion: Youth Activism for Reproductive Justice

Zak Kirwood ’14 writes in:

As part of the Week for Reproductive Justice, Tuesday there will be a panel discussion about Youth Activism  and Reproductive Justice. Don’t miss it!

On the panel are Lauren Casey, Coordinator of the CLP Conference at Hampshire College; Courtney Hooks, a legal advocate with Justice Now who works on reproductive justice issues in the prison system; Kathleen Adams, the co founder of Mama’s Hip Hop Kitchen; and Liana Brown, a community educator at Planned Parenthood.

Date: Tuesday, April 17
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Place: Center for African American Studies, Vanguard Loung
Cost: Free

you+phone+computer=stopping criminalization of women

SURPRISE turns out oppression happens in the dark too. That’s why Zak Kirwood ’12 would like your help in dealing with this nonsense: 

tomorrow from 6:30 to 9:30 there will be a statewide phonebank to stop the passage of Initiative 26 in Mississippi, which would change the legal definition of the word “person” in the Mississippi constitution to include “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, of the function equivalent thereof”. People who get or perform abortions, use or distribute certain forms of birth control, or have miscarriages may be charged with murder if this is approved by voters in Mississippi.
more info here and here.

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England has set up a program for anyone with a computer and cellphone to make calls to voters in Mississippi tomorrow evening using a script and talking points that will be provided to us.

It’s a really hectic time on campus and in the world right now.  But if anyone can spare however much time they want to make some calls tomorrow evening, we have a chance at defeating this measure.

if you are interested or have any questions or concerns, please email me at zkirwood [AT] wesleyan [DOT] edu and tomorrow I will forward along instructions on how to access the program. We can even meet up in Usdan and phonebank together!

  • Date: Tomorrow, November 3rd
  • Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Place: Wherever you have cell phone and internet access (which might not be applicable to a lot of people in CT right now )