Panel of reproductive activists and scholars examines radical reproductive justice

March 27, 2018 | Press Releases & Announcements, SPH in the News

Lynn Roberts. Photo by Bob Gore for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Lynn Roberts. Photo by Bob Gore for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Dr. Lynn Roberts was featured as part of a panel discussion last week on the radical reproductive justice movement, held at the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture, in Harlem, New York City.

The panel brought together activists working towards reproductive rights, healthcare and education, particularly for women of color.

During the panel, Roberts, who co-edited an anthology that documents the movement called Radical Reproductive Justice and published by Feminist Press in November, explained, “There is a different level of care afforded to people of color, indigenous people, poor people and trans people. I think that is systemic. And that devaluing and that stigmatizing gets in the way of quality care.”

 

The event was covered by the news website Mic.com.

Cover of Radical Reproductive Justice book