FGSS INVITES YOU AT ATTEND A COMMUNITY-WIDE DISCUSSION ABOUT DATE-RAPE DRUGS AND SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS. THIS FRIDAY, NOV. 11.
Our Bodies, Their Laws: Community Education and Coalition Building for Bodily Autonomy
Friday, November 11, 2022 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Appel Commons, 303 ABC, Multipurpose Room
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Cornell student organizers will present information and discuss coalition building around bodily autonomy.
The four sites of focus will be:
- prisons/detention centers
- transnational feminism
- gender-affirming care for trans youth
OUR BODIES, Their Laws Fall 2022 event series:
The Supreme Court’s decision to ignore decades of precedent and overturn Roe v. Wade in June 2022 is merely the latest instantiation of government policy that controls and criminalizes bodies, especially those of marginalized communities. Reproductive coercion has formed the bedrock of United States population policy since from early colonization and slavery to sterlization abuses against Black and Brown women, to the separation of families and forced hysterectomies in the camps on the US/Mexico border. Proliferating efforts to ban gender affirming care and inclusive learning environments for trans and queer youth weave together a broader patchwork of policies showcasing the state’s disregard for the humanity of gendered and racialized “others.”
While the Dobbs decision represents “business as usual” for US reproductive policy, it is also an inflection point. New generations of activists are awakening to struggles for justice. Previously siloed white feminists realizing that silence is no protection in a racist heteropatriarchal system. We therefore see this as a moment to gather, to care for and listen to each other, to learn about ongoing and interconnected struggles to get free, and to get to work.
Please adhere to Cornell University’s COVID-19 guidelines. Stay informed at https://covid.cornell.edu.
If you need accomodations to participate in this event, please contact Maria or Aidan at email@example.com.
Are you interested in taking a student leadership role in these events and/or do you have any expertise in areas you would like to share with others? Give us your feedback! We’d love to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This series is sponsored by the Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, the Women's Resource Center, Cornell Health, the Cornell Law School Gender Justice Clinic, and End Abortion Stigma