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One Book Presents Keyword: Reproduction

Created: January 22, 2019

Join One Book One Northwestern on Tuesday, February 5 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM in Trienens Forum (Kresge 1-515) for Keyword: Reproduction. This panel of five feminist doctors, scholars, educators, and activists will discuss the politics of human biological reproduction, as well as the reproduction of social inequity and gendered systems of power. A small reception will follow.

  • Angela Lawson, a clinical and forensic psychologist working in Northwestern Medicine’s fertility clinic, will discuss the psychosocial consequences of infertility, reproductive losses, and our current culture, which simultaneously penalizes and coerces women into motherhood.
  • Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, PhD (Director of the Women’s Center, Gender & Sexuality Studies (GSS) Program) will discuss reproductive justice and the intersections of race, class, and gender in reproduction.
  • Sloane Scott will explore reproduction from her vantage as a student activist and Co-President of Planned Parenthood Generation Action.
  • Katie Watson (Northwestern Medicine, Medical Social Sciences, Medical Education, and Ob/Gyn) will examine the restrictive reproductive laws of the past and new legal barriers we may soon face through the prism of The Handmaid’s Tale.
  • Sera Young (Anthropology & Global Health, Institute for Policy Research) will focus on infant feeding in The Handmaid’s Tale as well as the power of breastfeeding on the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and economic well-being of infants... and their mothers.

Stay Tuned for Keyword: PLEASURE (Spring)

This Keyword Series is organized in collaboration with One Book One Northwestern, whose featured book in 2018-19 is Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. For more information, email Eliot.

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