Backline And Cst Present Made In India With Special Guest Speakers

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The Clinton Street Theater and Backline are excited to bring you this new series about the issues surrounding Reproductive Justice.

Here are some reviews of MADE IN INDIA:

The Hindu: "The film does not judge, it only states and allows the viewer that prerogative."

Variety: "The benefits and perils of medical tourism are amply illustrated...an engrossing feature."

The Bay Area Reporter: "Provides a blow by blow account."

After this month's screening, we will have aspecial guest panel:

Risa Cromer is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her dissertation, "Saved: Stem Cell Science, Christian Adoption, and Frozen Embryo Politics in the United States," is a feminist ethnography that explores the afterlives of IVF embryos frozen for future use. Her work addresses vintage anthropological topics of economies, kinship, and religion in the context of new reproductive and genetic technologies. She currently resides in the northwest where she works as an applied anthropologist within the mental health division of the Veteran Affairs Portland Health Care System. Her scholarship is informed by a commitment to reproductive justice nourished over a decade of advocacy as a community organizer, doula, and talkline advocate.

Dr Roberta Hunte is an educator, facilitator, consultant, and cultural worker. She is an Assistant Professor in Black Studies and Women Gender and Sexuality Studies at Portland State University where she teaches courses on reproductive justice, inequality, feminism, and the African American experience. She facilitates trainings on equity, diversity and inclusion. She is a collaborator and producer of the play My Walk Has Never Been Average, and a short film Sista in the Brotherhood both informed by her research on black tradeswomen. She is co-chair of the board for OPAL, Environmental Justice and the co-chair of Trimet's Transit Equity Advisory Committee.

Hermine Hayes-Klein is a lawyer and the founder of the international non-profit Human Rights in Childbirth. Hermine lived in the Netherlands from 2007 - 2012, where she taught international law in The Hague, including the law and ethics surrounding the Indian surrogacy industry. Hermine and her family live in Portland now, where she has a small law practice as well as working with advocates and grassroots activists in many countries, including India, to advance the human rights of pregnant and birthing people.
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