Truth is in Our Bodies: Full Cycle Liberation

Auraria’s first ever Reproductive Justice Symposium will be held this Friday, March 8th, in the North Classroom building. 

The symposium will feature a variety of sessions examining the different intersections in the Reproductive Justice movement, including topics like pregnancy and childbirth, families, sexuality, globalization, the environment, and many more. Katsi Cook, Mohawk midwife, women’s health advocate, and environmental activist will be delivering the keynote address.

The symposium is open to anyone and everyone! Registration is $5 for students and $15 for staff, faculty, and community members. Babes-in-arms may attend for free. 

To register, please visit our website.

Read more to see our schedule and full list of workshops and panels. 

Check-in and Breakfast: 8:45-9:15

Morning session #1: (9:15-10:15)
– Reproductive Justice 101


Sessions #2: (10:15-11:45)
– Digging In: Deconstructing Medicalization and Informed Consent (Workshop/Lecture)
– Global Perspectives in Reproductive Justice Panel
– Comprehensive Sex Education Workshop
– Bringing the Margins to the Center Workshop


Lunch: (12:00-1:00)


Sessions #3: (1:15-2:45)
– Parenting Beyond Gender Panel
– The Environment and Reproductive Health Panel
– Reclaiming Pleasure and Health: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Queer Sex
– The Costs of Criminalized Bodies: Reproductive Justice and the Prison Industrial Complex


Sessions #4: (3:00-4:30)
– Midwifery: A Sustainable Model for Lifelong Reproductive Justice Panel
– Owning Sexy Panel
– Labor Liberation Workshop
– Sex Work: How to Promote Human Rights for All People Involved in Sex Trades Panel


Keynote reception: (4:30-5:00)


Keynote: (5:00-6:00)
“Murmurations of Justice – Indigenous Movements in Reproductive Health Praxis and Policymaking”

by Katsi Cook; 

Featuring introduction and slam poetry by LadySpeech Sankofa


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