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2024 Reproductive Justice Conference: Healing Black Bodies & Black Maternal Health

book cover of The Body is Not an Apology sits on a dark purple background with the words "Keynote: Sonya Renee Taylor, Author of The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love, March 6 2026 9am-4pm Karsh Alumni Center, Duke Reproductive Justice Conference" in blocky white serif font/end alt. text
Wednesday, March 06, 2024
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sonya Renee Taylor

The Duke Women's Center will be hosting the Reproductive Justice Conference as part of our Women's History Month programming in March 2024. We use SisterSong's definition of reproductive justice, described as "the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities." The 2024 conference theme, Healing Black Bodies and Black Maternal Health, touches on many topics at the heart of reproductive justice conversations, from black maternal health and morbidity, to regulations imposed on black bodies, and feelings of love and worth tied to the body. Panel topics include "Black Maternal Health: Local to National Activism," "Reproductive Justice Scholarship" and more! Our keynote speaker is author and activist Sonya Renee Taylor, author of The Body is Not an Apology, with a welcome address form doula and abortion rights activist Camille Adair. Please email if you are interested in participating or have any questions about the conference topic.

Contact: Lydia McInes