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UCRJ Week 2024
In-Person Events

Detailed information about each in-person event can be found on the Events Calendar. UCRJ seeks to protect the health of all in our community. You can find out up to date information about current COVID-19 community transmission levels on the CUPHD website. We encourage attendees to test for COVID-19 prior to events and consider wearing masks when possible.

*Diapers in sizes newborn, 4, and 5 will be accepted at all in-person events

in collaboration with the Bottom Line Diaper Bank, by United Way*

Friday, April 19

  • Noon - 1pm: UCRJ at the  Y Friday Forum - Isis Rose, MA, CLC, "Maternal Mortality and Birth Justice in Illinois"

  • 7:30pm (doors open): Reproductive Justice Ain't a Drag! Dildo bingo, trivia, and a drag show all in one night! With Uniting Pride and Planned Parenthood at The Axe Bar


Saturday, April 20

Sunday, April 21

  • 10:15am: Service on reproductive justice at UUCUC

  • 4:30-6pm: Self-care crafting event, "The Road to Self" at the Champaign Public Library

Monday, April 22


Earth Day - Environmental Justice IS Reproductive Justice

  • 2-4pm: Period packing event at the Main Library with ISRJ


Tuesday, April 23

Reproductive Justice Symposium at Spurlock Museum

9:30am – The Legal Landscape of Abortion Access

                  Moderator: Lesley Wexler, Professor, Illinois Law School

                  Panelists: Ameri Klafeta, Director of the Women's and Reproductive Rights Project, ACLU of Illinois

                  Mike B., Director of Elevated Access


11:15am – The Legal Landscape of Gender-Affirming Care and Trans Rights

                  Moderator: Tavish McMillin, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, and The Institute for Racial & Cultural Healing

                  Panelists: Ameri Klafeta, Director of the Women's and Reproductive Rights Project, ACLU of Illinois; Brian C.       

                  Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois

2:00pm - Post-Dobbs Effects on the Mental Health of Abortion Seekers and Workers

                   Moderator: Walker Fitz, Midwest Access Coalition 

                   Panelists: Tuyet Mai Hoang, School of Social Work; Liz M., Elevated Access; and Melissa O’Rourke Merida,

                   Equity Clinic

4:15pm -Environmental Factors that Affect Reproductive Health

                    Panelists: Kate Clancy, Department of Anthropology; Jodi Flaws, College of Veterinary Medicine; and Lori

                    Raetzman,  School of Molecular & Cellular Biology


7:00pm - Screening of Plan C, a documentary on abortion pill access in the U.S.​


Thursday, April 25

  • Noon-1pm: Teach-in on the Illinois Pretrial Fairness Act at UUCUC (led by the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice)

  • 4-6pm: Reproductive justice zine event with the Women's Resource Center (WRC) and University Library at the (WRC)

  • 6-8pm: Open Arms: A Diverse Pregnancy Resource Workshop with McKinley Sexual Health Peers (WRC)


Friday, April 26

  • 7-9pm: Sexual assault survivors open at the IMC organized by RACES


Saturday, April 27

                     1:30-2:30pm: Gentle yoga with Toria Baez, a donation-based yoga class supporting BIPOC for Better Birth

                     2-3pm: Join Days for Girls to tie dye underwear to be donated to the organization. Bring a small item to tie dye

                                     and take home for yourself (socks, a hat, or handkerchief)!


Sunday, April 28

  • Party for Reproductive Justice! at The Rose Bowl with performances by Paul Kotheimer, New Souls, Emily the Band, Afro D & Friends,  and Haki N Dem

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