Wednesday, November 15, 4 p.m.
Virginia Espino, PhD, UCLA
Screening: Emmy-Nominated Film No Más Bebés
Talk: No Más Bebés: Sterilization of Mexican Women in the Los Angeles County Hospital
No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state of California and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
About the Series
The Trump administration has targeted immigrant communities with special vitriol against Latinx, Central Americans, Mexicans and AfroLatinx communities. Community healthcare practitioners and researchers are at the frontlines of resistance to the capitalist system of healthcare that has destroyed the safety net and rendered our communities vulnerable and exposed. Committed to forging a safety net for the working poor and people of color in Los Angeles and beyond, these practitioners are protecting the most basic of human rights: the right to quality healthcare across borders.
Latinx Healthcare in the 21st Century is an intercollegiate collaboration
Professor Suyapa Portillo, Pitzer College
Professor Guadalupe Bacio, Pomona College
Professor Lourdes Arguelles, Pitzer in Ontario
Professor Arianna Alfaro-Porras, Pitzer College
Sponsored by Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, Pitzer in Ontario, Community Engagement Center,
Chicano/a Latino/a Transnational Studies, Chicano/a Latino/a Student Affairs, Latin American Studies Program, Queer Resource Center