Planning radical families

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This course is for folks who care about reproductive justice and radical politics. We will talk about what makes our radical families work, and how we make decisions that support radical families--not just our own, but all forms and types of radical intentional families around the world.

The reproductive justice movement is a feminist movement to address the social and political forces that constrain family planning choices. Radical family planning is for those who are in the privileged position of being able to plan their families around the values of the reproductive justice movement.

Consider the following:

¨ Society encourages white, non-poor, and able-bodied women to have children. It discourages poor people, people of color, queer people and people with disabilities from doing so.

¨ The state forcibly takes children away from families who disproportionately happen to be poor and non-white, especially Black and Native American families.

¨ White affluent families in the United States consume more resources than any other family demographic in the world.

The purpose of this class is to create intentional community around family planning and reproductive justice, and to support radical families of all kinds. We include child-free folks, parents, and queer and intentional families of all configurations. Our discussions center around how we define family for ourselves and how we plan our families in ways that support radical politics and social justice. We share information about coparenting, doulas, natural family planning methods, single parenting in community, abortion access, adoption issues, involvement of childfree people in the lives of children, easing the burden on parents and any other information that supports fairness for families. Also, the blog is up! radfam.tumblr.com

Dates are:
Fri, 9/16/2011 - 17:00 - 19:00
Sun, 10/16/2011 - 17:00 - 19:00
Fri, 11/18/2011 - 17:00 - 19:00
Fri, 12/16/2011 - 17:00 - 19:00

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Minnehaha Free Space
3458 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I am a feminist and anti-racist activist in the community, and I teach political science and women's studies at Augsburg College. I also led an Exco group called Feminism Discussion Circle this past summer.
Class minimum size: 
0
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Minnehaha Free Space
3458 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
United States
44° 56' 23.8236" N, 93° 13' 41.3508" W
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