No Más Bebés: A Film Screening and Discussion with Renee Tajima-Peña

Date: 

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010

This event is jointly hosted by the Asian American Studies Working Group and the Latina/o Studies Working Group in EMR.

No Más Bebés tells the story of a landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were pushed into sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s.

This screening will be followed by a discussion with Harvard University alumnus and Director, Renee Tajima-Peña. Professor Tajima-Peña is an Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker whose films on immigration, race and social issues include Who Killed Vincent Chin?My America…or Honk if You Love BuddhaLabor WomenThe New Americans, and Calavera Highway. She is currently the Director of the Center of EthnoCommunications at UCLA, where she is a professor and holds an endowed chair in Japanese American Studies.

Co-sponsored by: Observatory of the Instituto Cervantes, The Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and SexualityThe Latino Medical Student Association, and The Harvard Chan Women, Gender and Health Interdisciplinary Concentration

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here!

Reception to folllow.