Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women's Work

Lecture | December 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Jenny Brown

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Birth Strike “Lays bare how U.S. politics around race and immigration are closely connected to the struggle for reproductive freedom, both in the past and today. You will never think about reproductive rights in the same way again.”
—Ibram X. Kendi, author, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and How to Be an Antiracist, director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.

Jenny Brown is a National Women’s Liberation organizer and former editor of 'Labor Notes'. She was a leader in the grassroots campaign to make morning-after pill contraception available over the counter in the U.S. and was a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit. She is author of 'Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work' (PM Press, 2019) and 'Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now' (Verso, 2019).

Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products at this event. If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact with as much advance notice as possible.