Forced sterilization of women who are poor, have mental health problems, or are incarcerated was commonplace in California—and nationwide—only 50 years ago. While today legally banned, forced sterilization and other means of controlling the reproductive rights continue to insinuate themselves into public policy and lawmaking. Filmmaker and historian Virginia Espino, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice executive director Laura Jimenez, and professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies Elena Rebeca Gutiérrez discuss the historical and contemporary consequences of this problematic practice. Moderated by UC Santa Barbara professor Miroslava Chavez-Garcia.
Esterilización forzada: entonces y ahora
Domingo 29 de octubre a las 3 p.m.
La esterilización forzada de mujeres pobres, con problemas de salud mental o presas era común en California, y en todo el país, hace apenas 50 años. Si bien hoy en día está legalmente prohibida, la esterilización forzada y otros medios para el control de los derechos reproductivos continúan insinuándose en las políticas públicas y los procesos legislativos. La realizadora cinematográfica e historiadora Virginia Espino, la directora ejecutiva de California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (latinas de California por la justicia reproductiva), Laura Jiménez, y la profesora Elena Rebeca Gutiérrez analizarán las consecuencias históricas y contemporáneas de esta práctica problemática. Moderado por la profesora de UC Santa Barbara Miroslava Chávez-García.
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