Freedman Lecture 2022

September 7, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Reproductive Rights as Human Rights: The Continuing Fight for Reproductive Justice 


Zakiya Luna, MSW, PhD 

Associate Professor of Sociology & Dean’s Distinguished Professorial Scholar

Washington University in Saint Louis


Wednesday, September 7, 2022

11:00 a.m. – Noon, Central 

RSVP to attend on WashU’s Danforth Campus or by Zoom


While reproduction is biological, it is clearly political and social. How can understanding the histories of diverse activism around a range of reproductive issues help us understand the current moment?  By looking at the past and current alliances within movements and across movements sectors we can find some hope in future possibility change in a tumultuous unprecedented time. 

Zakiya Luna is a Dean’s Distinguished Professorial Scholar in the department of Sociology at Washington University in St Louis.  She is the co-editor of Black Feminist Sociology: Perspectives and Praxis. Her solo book Reproductive Rights as Human Rights: Women of Color and the Fight for Reproductive Justice,  was recently included in the Oprah Daily list “The 12 Books You Need to Read Post the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade Smackdown.” 

RSVP by September 1st.