Home and the Womb: A Conversation with reproductive rights advocates Latham Thomas, Gabriella Nelson, and Zoë Greggs on Black women and reproductive justice
The womb. How is the pandemic, coupled with this moment of racial reckoning, impacting our very first HOME? Texas’ recent anti-abortion law make the fight for reproductive justice being more pressing then ever, especially for black and brown women. The stats have also made it alarmingly clear that the simple process of birth continues to be a health risk for Black women tragically mis/undertreated by the medical establishment. This talk will explore how the complex nexus of conditions that threaten the womb and how artists, doulas and reproductive justice advocates are rising to its defense.
This event is part of our year-long exploration on the theme of "Home, What does it look like now?" How can we reconsider home in the 21st century as we cross states and borders seeking comfort, safety and identity? Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, state sanctioned violence against black bodies the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) will explore the significant ways black visual narratives respond to the cultural, dynamic political, social, economic as well intimate changes that force us to (re)interrogate previous conceptions of home.
Cosponsored by the 370J Project, NYU; and the Department of Photography & Imaging, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.