April 21, 2016
No Más Bebés: A Film Screening and Discussion
Please join us for a screening of No Más Bebés and a discussion afterward with Harvard University alumnus and filmmaker, Renee Tajima-Peña. No Más Bebés tells the story of a landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were pushed into sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s.
Tajima-Peña is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker whose films on immigration, race and social issues include Who Killed Vincent Chin?, My America…or Honk if You Love Buddha, Labor Women, The New Americans, and Calavera Highway. She is currently the Director of the Center of EthnoCommunications at UCLA, where she is a professor and holds an endowed chair in Japanese American Studies.
This event is being organized by the Asian American Studies Working Group and the Latina/o Studies Working Group in the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights, and co-sponsored by Observatory of the Instituto Cervantes and The Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.