No Más Bebés (No More babies)
Date(s) - Tuesday, April 28, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Gender & Women’s Studies Program
No Más Bebés investigates the riveting history of Mexican-American women who were coercively sterilized at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and 1970s. Many of the mothers spoke no English, and were pushed into tubal ligations in the late stages of labor—often based on little more than the question “More babies?”
Led by a fearless, 26-year-old Chicana lawyer armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a whistle-blowing young doctor, the mothers faced public exposure and stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice.
- Approx. 79 min.
Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Professor Elena R. Gutierrez, Gender & Women’s Studies Program, and Latin American and Latino Studies Program.
Poster: No More Babies [PDF]
All audiences are welcome to join us at this event. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.
Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: (312) 996-3095
UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Women's Leadership & Resource Center (WLRC) and Campus Advocacy Network (CAN); and student organizations Alpha Psi Lambda, Delta Psi Alpha, Delta Xi Phi, Feminists United, Health Oriented Latino Association (HOLA), Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS)
UIC Latino Cultural Center