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TO BE RESCHEDULED: Reception & Artist's Talk for "ar·ti·facts: abortion stories and histories"

A still from the "ar·ti·facts: Abortion Stories and Histories" exhibit. Multiple stations set up with stories of peoples' abortion experiences.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Melissa Madera


Melissa Madera, founder of "The Abortion Diaries," will be in residence at CDS Monday, March 16-Friday, March 20. There will be a reception for her (6 p.m.) and a talk (7 p.m.) on Thursday, March 19. She will also be leading a series of workshops during that week. Additional details will be forthcoming.


Abortion happens every day. Millions of people around the world will have an abortion each year, but the majority of those people will never talk about their abortion experiences. What If millions of people broke their silence and told the truth about their lives and their choices?

This exhibition gives voice to our untold and silenced experiences through audio stories, images, and objects. These ar·ti·facts disrupt common notions and popular narratives about abortion by exposing the complexity and diversity in our abortion experiences, and offering a more real, nuanced, and complete picture of abortion. Listen to our voices as we share our stories in our own words.

These ar·ti·facts were gathered over the past six years for the digital multi-media project, "The Abortion Diaries."

Contact: CDS Front Desk