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Oct 11, 2018, 2:30 PM
McGill University, Montreal
Join us on the 30th anniversary of abortion decriminalization in Canada, as we critically assess the state of self-managed abortion in the context of novel global flows of information, materials and regulation. This two-day conference is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
 

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To mark the 30th anniversary of the decriminalization of abortion in Canada, this bilingual two-day conference organized by the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies (IGSF) and the Centre for Research on Gender, Health, and Medicine will focus on "self-management" in order to assess contemporary questions, research, and activism around abortion both locally and globally.

The very recent legalization of the abortion pill (mifepristone) in 2016, with distribution being rolled out as of 2017, raises new issues and opportunities surrounding access, autonomy, and experience of abortion in Canada. The 45th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade in the United States, and the restrictions on abortion access in the U.S. and globally, resulting from Donald Trump's presidency also influences our debates, culture, and politics of abortion at this moment. However, these constraints and politics are also emerging alongside novel conditions for the global circulation of information, knowledge, and resources through new (and old) technologies of the internet (e.g., telemedicine), media (e.g., smartphones), and modes of drug delivery (e.g., drones). These conditions have already and will continue to give rise to new forms of activism, extra-clinical abortion care providers, and abortion provision in multiple settings and contexts. For more on the history of Canadian abortion rights view our brief timeline.

Thirty years after the legalization of abortion in Canada, how should we reassess what women need from abortion legislation, technology, care, access, and reproductive justice while respecting the specific conditions and contexts within which abortion is sought? What kinds of needs are made invisible or neglected by current standards, and what are the creative means, often born out of necessity, that women have deployed access to abortion for themselves or others?

SPEAKERS

 
 
 

SCHEDULE

OCT. 10

(Peterson Hall 116)

13:00

On Abortion: “Research, Narratives & Platforms" A Workshop with artist Laia Abril (Spain)

Registration required: info.igsf@mcgill.ca

For more info, contact Alanna Thain

OCT. 12

(Thomson House, 3650 McTavish)

8:00

Registration

8:30

Introduction
Dr. Jennifer Fishman, CRGHM

OCT. 11

(Meakins Amphitheatre and McIntyre, Room 519)

14:45

Opening Remarks

8:45

Urgency & Institutionality: Legal Policy, & Ethical Issues

Joanna Erdman

Marsha Jones

Farah Diaz-Tello

Zakiya Luna

Moderator: Dr. Kelly Gordon

15:00

Trust Women: Current Perspectives on the Safety of Medication Abortion

Discussant: Dr. Wendy Norman

Srishti Hukku

Daniela Spagnuolo

11:00

Geographies of Access

 

Sandeep Prasad

Julia McReynolds-Perez

Susan Yanow

Colleen MacQuarrie

Moderator: Dr. Emer O'Toole

15:45

16:45

Voice and Choice: First-person Narratives of Abortion Experiences in Canada

Discussant: Dr. Zakiya Luna

Sarah McLeod

Katelyn Mitchell

Margaret Lebold

12:30

13:30

Break

Lunch

Bringing Abortion to the People: Expanding Access and Options for All

Wendy Norman

Angel Foster

AJ Lowik

Alison Ojanen-Goldsmith

Moderator: Dr. Rebekah Lewis

17:00

18:00

Circulation, Conversation, Collaboration: Social Forms of Abortion Care

Discussant: Dr. Katherine Side

Rebecca Stacey

Anne-Marie Rivard

Rhian Lewis

15:30

Wine & Networking

The Stories We Tell: Research & Representation of Self-Managed Abortion

Dan Grossman

Nina Liss-Shultz

Laia Abril

Mabel Gabarra

Silvia Guidibaldi

Moderator: Dr. Alanna Thain

19:00

Lessons from The Birth Control Handbook: A conversation with Donna Cherniak and Anne Lardeux

17:30

Wine & Cheese
 

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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