Campus Calendar

May 16

Virtual Talk on Reproductive Justice in the Borderlands

From site: Pre-Health Program Events

Join CAN-DO on Saturday, May 16th at 3PM CST for a virtual talk from Dr. Lina-Maria Murillo on reproductive justice in the borderlands!

Saturday, May 16th, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Dr. Lina-Maria Murillo is Associate professor of History and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa. In her keynote address, Professor Murillo examines the history of the first Chicana/o healthcare clinic in U.S.-Mexico borderlands—still operating today. Decades before Black feminist activists articulated the tenets of reproductive justice, Chicanas in the border city of El Paso, Texas fought to establish the first clinic dedicated to holistically serving their community’s needs. Inspired by the Chicano movement of the late 1960s, Chicana activists felt determined to create a space where their physical, psychological, and emotional well-being would be rooted in social justice-guided healthcare. Now dubbed Centro de Salud La Fe, the clinic continues to fulfill the needs of thousands of El Pasoans nearly 50 years later. “La Fe” represents an institutional space created by Chicana feminists of the last century marking with bricks and mortar the capacity of organized radical change.
Hope to see you there!
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Sponsored by CAN-DO. Contact: Tanvi Mehta