Winter 2013

It's Official

On the eve of the 40-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Berkeley Law announced the formal launch of its new Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (CRRJ). It is one of the first research centers to study the legal, economic, and social impact of reproductive laws and policies on women, families, and communities.

Learn more about CRRJ (pronounced "courage"), its current pursuits and policy positions on Berkeley Law's homepage.
Roe 40th Anniversary Events
Join CRRJ faculty and staff at various events where they will reflect on the realities of Roe and the lessons of its legacy.
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With your support, CRRJ will fulfill its unique role in the movement to make reproductive rights a meaningful reality for all people.

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"Roe v. Wade and the New Jane Crow"

In November, CRRJ hosted Lynn Paltrow of National Advocates for Pregnant Women as its inaugural lecturer.  Paltrow presented to a full house of more than 50 practitioners, researchers, scholars, and students. Her provocative presentation drew from a paper, "Roe v. Wade and the New Jane Crow:  Reproductive Rights in the Age of Mass Incarceration," which has since been published in American Journal of Public Health. In both the lecture and the paper, Paltrow addressed the relationships among abortion, race, the war on drugs, and the growth of the prison industrial complex.

A podcast of the lecture will be available on the CRRJ website soon.
Reproductive Justice Working Group
To help people deepen their understandings of reproductive justice and develop practical ideas  for integrating it into their research and practice, CRRJ offers this free, facilitated working group.  We welcome participation by advanced undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and researchers from various disciplines, as well as activists, clergy, and community members.  Course credit with Professor Kristin Luker is available.  The group will meet twice monthly in a wheelchair-accessible location with free parking for people with disabilities. 

For more information, download the flyer about the Spring 2013 Working Group.  Space is limited - reserve your spot today. 
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