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Barriers to Reproductive Justice in Western Mass and Beyond
September 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDTFree
Two reproductive rights and justice activists from Western Massachusetts will facilitate a conversation about the most urgent issues facing pregnant people today, including access to reproductive health care, the policing of pregnant people, and the threat to abortion rights.
Carrie N. Baker is a Professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College, Northampton, MA, co-founder of the Five College Program in Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice, and President of the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts. She is a regular contributor to Ms. Magazine and has a monthly column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Shanique Spalding is a native of Kingston Jamaica and a current resident of Springfield MA. She is the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of MA Manager of Mobilization and BIPOC Organizing. When she is not at work, she wears many hats in her community, as a Commissioner of the Hampden County’s Women’s Commission and the Female Vice Chair of the Springfield Democratic City Committee, as well as an elected Democratic State Committee Member. She is passionate about her community and she has spent the last six years committed to organizing around women’s health, social and racial justice issues.