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Friday, July 5 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Birth Strike: Why Reproductive Freedom is Under Attack

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The U.S. birth rate is plummeting as women conduct a spontaneous "birth strike" against conditions that include a lack access to child care, family leave and health care. Author Jenny Brown argues that U.S. women have not yet realized the potential of their bargaining position, but can use the low birthrate to push for expanded access to reproductive services and social programs.

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Jenny Brown

Organizer, National Women's Liberation
Jenny Brown is an organizer with National Women's Liberation and author of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women's Work just out in March from PM Press. She is co-author of this article and this article for Jacobin. She co-authored the Redstockings book, Women's Liberation and National Healthcare: Confronting the Myth of America, and is a former editor at Labor Notes... Read More →

Friday July 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
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