Abortion & Reproductive Justice: The Unfinished Revolution III

International Conference call for Proposals

If you live in a jurisdiction where abortion has been made illegal, is taboo, difficult to obtain, and surrounded by stigma then you may wish to bring this momentous conference to your University in 2018.

Vision: Unfettered Abortion and Reproductive Justice for women the world over.

Some history: Starting in 2014, the first international conference on abortion scholarship and activism in Canada brought The Unfinished Revolution conference to Charlottetown, through the University of Prince Edward Island.  The vision of the conference was to raise scholarship and activism about abortion as a fundamental component of Reproductive Justice. Buoyed and inspired, academic activists in Northern Ireland worked to continue and extend the ideas of the initial conference to organize, Abortion & Reproductive Justice: The Unfinished Revolution II in Belfast, Northern Ireland at Ulster University in June 2016. This was an astounding success where attendees represented global interests in reproductive justice. There the attendees strongly endorsed the idea for a third conference to be hosted in the Global South or in locales which are often hubs of travel for communities in the Global South. The idea is to continue the discussion in locations where abortion scholarship may be silenced and activism is a key aspect to securing women’s human rights. These events make history as they bring international academic activism to bear on challenging the status quo of prohibitions on reproductive justice and abortion. They inspire new conversations and academic activist projects.

Do you have a team of 10 or so local scholars, activists, and professionals willing to help you organize an Unfinished Revolution Conference at your university? The idea is to build on the international solidarity and support so that organizers from the first two conferences will lend a hand in helping with the third and so on. Inquiries can be sent prior to the December deadline to conference organizers.

Please send your ideas for your conference by 1 December, 2016 to Abortion & Reproductive Justice: The Unfinished Revolution III

 

International Conference Organizers

Dr. Fiona Bloomer fk.bloomer@ulster.ac.uk

Or

Dr. Colleen MacQuarrie, email: cmacquarrie@upei.ca

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