Fri, Aug 05|
LA Convention Center (Room 514)
Spreading the "Marea Verde" (Green Tide) across Borders: A Latin+ Feminist Collective Action
Time & Location
Aug 05, 2022, 1:45 PM – Aug 06, 2022, 3:15 AM
LA Convention Center (Room 514) , 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
About the Event
In response to Dobbs v. Jackson and the overturning of Roe v. Wade, this emergency workshop calls together interested participants to further three aims within a constructive hemispheric transnational perspective. First, to reflect on the implications of these court decisions on Reproductive Justice in the Americas broadly and to discuss how Latin American activist strategies and practices for Reproductive Justice can be applied and adapted in the United States. Second, to expose participants to a specific set of creative strategies performed by Latin American feminists and practice those strategies as a group. Third, to perform these creative, direct actions strategically during the SWS meeting & ASA conference as a consciousness-raising effort amongst these professional organizations.
We intend to produce both written and multimedia materials to share the fruits of this workshop’s collective labor. We invite any interested SWS & ASA member to join the workshop and/or the direct action as well as to wear green bandanas and/or clothing throughout the summer meeting in solidarity with the “green tide” for abortion and against multiple and interconnected forms of gender violence in Latin America. We affirm that the right to abortion is directly relevant to violence against women, Reproductive Justice across gender, individual autonomy, and to the sexual health and pleasure of people who can become pregnant. While we intend to center Latin+ voices and perspectives during this workshop, we invite allies and everyone who would like to support this initiative.