Spring 2023 Population and Family Health P8641 section D01

Reproductive Justice Movements: Black Bo


Call Number 14823
Day & Time
M 5:30pm-8:20pm
Points 1.5
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Latanya Mapp Frett
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description

Black history is a subject that has been largely repressed, rewritten, and condensed in the cataloging of American history. The colonization of Africa, the centuries of slavery, and the subsequent discrimination and marginalization of people of African descent have all contributed to an under-representation of black voices in the mainstream historical record. Reproductive Justice, the term originally coined by 16 Black women in the US suffered for many years from such under-representation even as it was adopted by three other communities of color during the 1990s in an attempt to draw attention to the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. Attempts to realize this human right have been intentionally thwarted in US, Latin American and even African societies far before it was named. This course will investigate Black sexuality and attempts to use it throughout history to denigrate Black cultures with special attention to Black feminism and the fight to reclaim reproductive autonomy in cultures mired with racism and sexism.

Web Site Vergil
Department Population and Family Health
Enrollment 26 students (30 max) as of 3:06PM Saturday, July 20, 2024
Subject Population and Family Health
Number P8641
Section D01
Division School of Public Health
Campus Health Science
Section key 20231POPF8641PD01