FIU Students Use Personal Stories to Combat Abortion Care Stigma, 10/23
On October 23, Florida International University students will take part in a national week of action using stories to combat stigma around abortion care with an interactive discussion on stigma entitled "What Did you Call Me?" The event, which will feature participants sharing their thoughts and opinions on the impact of stigma on reproductive rights, is part of the national "1 in 3 Week of Action" (Oct. 22 - 29) with more than 100 events across 32 states using storytelling to combat stigma and protect safe, legal, affordable abortion care.
1 in 3 women in the US will have an abortion in her lifetime, but women still face cultural stigma and shame-as well as unprecedented legislative and cultural attacks-around access to abortion care.
This is an interactive community discussion confronting the stigma and shame around abortion care. The event will open the floor for intense discussion giving participants a chance to explore how stigma and shame affect access to care and address how to best change the culture and raise awareness for the real stories of people who access abortion care.
30 students will share their stories. This event is hosted by the FIU chapter of VOX and is open to all students. Attendance is expected from NOW, WSSA, FIU Women's Center, FIU Kink, FIUGE Coalition, FIU College Democrats, and many others.
The event will take place at 7 p.m. on October 23, 2013 at Florida International University, PC 424 (Entrance by Betty Chapman Plaza near Graham Center).