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Mar 15 2023

Sovereignty Is in the Body: Indigeneity and Reproductive Justice

March 15, 2023

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM




Chicago, IL

The top of the poster is purple. The bottom is blue. It contains photos of the speakers and moderators.

What does reproductive justice look like for Indigenous women in the U.S.? Drawing on their experiences as Indigenous feminist activists, birth workers, and healthcare practitioners in the U.S., the panelists will discuss the connections between historic conditions and contemporary struggles for reproductive justice, as well as the strategies, successes, and challenges of organizing for reproductive justice in the post-Dobbs moment.


  • Nicolle Gonzales, Midwifery Director/Founder of Changing Women Initiative
  • Carmen Lane, Founder and Director, ATNSC: Center for Healing & Creative Leadership
  • Rachael Lorenzo, Co-founder/Executive Director, Indigenous Women Rising
  • Janelle Palacios, PhD, CNM, Nurse Midwife Scientist & Storyteller for Social Justice
  • Moderator: Cindy Tekobbe

Presented by the UIC Women's Leadership and Resource Center and Indigenous Graduate Student Association in celebration of Women's History Month.

Co-sponsored by UIC Native American Support Program, Gender and Women’s Studies, and College of Nursing.

CART live captioning will be provided. Please send any questions or access requests to

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Marta Ayala

Date posted

Mar 14, 2023

Date updated

Mar 14, 2023