Activist Mothering: Ending Police Violence through a Reproductive Justice Lens
Date / Time
March 2, 2022 - March 3, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
IPCE is honored to welcome our March’s Civic Engagement Lunch Talk Series:
Nadine Naber, UIC Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Global Asian Studies
Esther Hernandez, member of Mothers of the Kidnapped and Innocent Demand Justice and mother of Juan and Rosendo Hernandez
This talk will focus on what it means to bring a reproductive justice framework to the struggle to end police torture and frame-ups. Specifically, it will focus on the implications of involving mothers and caretakers of police torture survivors in advocacy for justice and abolition. The presentation is based upon a policy process conducted with mothers and caretakers of police torture survivors. The process involved developing mechanisms for increasing the advocacy of mothers and caretakers living on the outside of prison walls into Chicago-based social movements around prison injustices on the inside. Specifically, these mechanisms have opened up new possibilities for supporting the integration of mothers and caretakers into policy processes with the offices of the State’s Attorney, the Governor and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination.
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