Dorothy Roberts: “The Long Struggle to Abolish Reproductive Slavery”

In-person livestream event at UT Law School, Francis Auditorium (register here)

The Rothko Chapel and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice present the eighth annual Sissy Farenthold Lecture featuring acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, on the intersections between reproductive rights, criminalization of pregnancy, and the family policing/separation systems in the aftermath of the June 2022 Dobbs decision. Roberts will explore the histories of compelled births in the US dating back to Black women’s reproductive bondage during slavery, and the abolitionist frameworks that call for the dismantling of these targeted, oppressive structures for more compassionate and equitable reproductive rights and family support systems.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

UT Law School, Francis Auditorium, TNH 2.114 727 E Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX 78705

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Academics, Policy & Law, Social Justice


School of Law

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Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public

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