Reproductive Justice Book Club

Launching in January of 2022!

Join the Center for MCH as we take a deeper dive into the Reproductive Justice Framework – from inception to action.

Beginning in January of 2022, the Center for MCH will be hosting a virtual book club open to University of Minnesota students. This program will feature five sessions, all focusing on a different aspect of Reproductive Justice.

See the 2022 schedule below:

  • January 24, 2022 at 9 AM CT – An Introduction to Reproductive Justice: What is it, what does it mean, and who does it impact?
    • Reproductive Justice: An Introduction by Loretta J. Ross and Rickie Sollinger
  • February 21, 2022 at 9 AM CT – Intersectionality: Why Reproductive Justice is crucial for Black and Indigenous women and other women of color
    • Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts
  • March 21, 2022 at 9 AM CT – Clinical Applications: Racism in medicine and the medical origins of reproductive injustices
    • Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology by Deirdre Cooper Owens
  • April 18, 2022 at 9 AM CT – Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health: From access to outcomes, birth to abortion
    • Selections from Battling Over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Health Care Crisis by Julia Chinyere Oparah and Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now by Jenny Brown
  • May 9, 2022 at 9 AM CT – Toolkits for Medically Oppressed Populations
    • Discover the Black Mamas Matter Alliance Toolkit and Queering Reproductive Justice Mini Toolkit

For more information, contact Erin Marten at