Coerced sterIlizations of women in the united states: A legacy of colonizing practices

José Olivares, a UNR journalism alum, broke the story on numerous hysterectomies and other health abuses in ICE detention in Irwin, Georgia.  His report on Irwin is here: https://theintercept.com/2020/09/15/hysterectomies-ice-irwin-whistleblower/. Join the Gender, Race and Identity Department for a panel discussion about coerced sterilizations of women in the United States and how it has been a legacy of colonizing practices. Our invited speakers include, indigenous studies Associate Professor Dr. Debra Harry, journalists Alice Driver and Jose Olivares, Vanessa Vancour founder of noticiero movil, and activist and co-founder of Immigrant Families Together Julie Schwietert Collazo.

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Thursday, October 22 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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