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Date(s) - April 18, 2024
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

LSC 386, Lory Student Center


Disabled people face many barriers to reproductive health care in the U.S., and attributions of disability are often used to justify interventions into people’s sexual and family lives. While ideas about disability have played a central role in debates about abortion, the ways in which disabled people are themselves affected by abortion restrictions have received far less critical and political attention. What theoretical and pedagogical tools might we mobilize in response? This talk explores how a focus on reproductive ableism and a disability lens can reshape current conversations about reproductive health, rights, and justice.

Alison Kafer is the Director of LGBTQ Studies, the Embrey Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and a member of the Crip Narratives Collective at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research is focused on disability and queer crip world-making in the contemporary United States, particularly as they intersect with movements and theories for reproductive, environmental, gender, and racial justice.

For accommodations, please contact alie.wise@colostate.edu.