Reproductive Freedom and Community Responses (Live Q&A)

Date & Time
Aug. 18, 2022, 3 p.m. - Aug. 18, 2022, 4 p.m. EDT

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court released a decision that struck down Roe v. Wade, a ruling that had guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion for the past 49 years.

In this live-streamed discussion, contributors will discuss the importance of reproductive freedoms, the disproportionate impacts of abortion restrictions and bans on communities, and approaches to advocacy. You will hear from speakers from the ACLU of Michigan and MOASH, the conveners of the Reproductive Justice round table, which comprises many diverse grassroots organizations working in this space. As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about relevant resources during this difficult time.

The University of Michigan Center for Academic innovation is hosting this live panel in conjunction with the free, online Roe v. Wade Teach-Out, which explores the history of reproductive rights in the United States and the ramifications of the ruling – legally, societally, medically, politically, and more.

Featured Faculty and Staff:

- Bonsitu Kitaba is the Deputy Legal Director at ACLU of Michigan. She is a Civil Rights Lawyer and an economic justice advocate. Her passion for social justice and her determination to make “the biggest impact for the most number of people” is what drew her to the ACLU in 2016. She is extremely proud of the organization’s ability to take on some of the most challenging cases.
- Shakti Rambarran, Advocacy Director at Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH). Shakti is an advocate and educator for LGBTQ+ inclusive, racially diverse, culturally competent, and evidence-based sexual and reproductive health.

This event will be live streamed on YouTube. To receive an email reminder for the event, sign into your YouTube account, select the ‘Set Reminder’ button.

The Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) is committed to ensuring that our meetings and events are accessible to all individuals. Captions will be available. If you have further accessibility questions and needs, please email teach-out at umich dot edu.


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