About this Event
This will be a project update – Disabled people are often denied the right to make reproductive decisions, including decisions about fertility, contraception, pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. We will talk through some of the insights we have gained from the project. This project has been exploring the legal regulation and the real life experiences of disabled people in Ireland in making reproductive decisions
Our four researchers will discuss some of their initial impressions, as well as answer any questions you may have.
Do join us if you want to learn more about the project, or you think you might like to be involved.
There will be space for discussion and Q and A.
ISL interpretation will be provided. Please make us aware of other accessibility needs.
To register for this event go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/real-productive-justice-tickets-145635944029?ref=estw
The Re(al) Productive Justice Team will be in Letterkenny on the 22nd of November!
Have you experience accessing the following:
Pregnancy and childbirth services,
Surrogacy, fostering or adoption services
Do you have a disability/mental health diagnosis/chronic condition? We are interested in the experiences of people with disabilities in this area. We also want to hear from professionals who support people in these areas.
We will be in the Letterkenny Community Centre Pearse Road on the 22nd of November 2019 from 10 am to 2pm. The project team will have more information and can help you record your story.
Re(al) Productive Justice will be launched at an event in the ILAS building in NUI Galway on the 23rd of May 2019.
The opening conference will feature panels on all areas of disability and reproductive justice, including fertility and contraception (including assisted reproduction and sterilisation); abortion; pregnancy and birth, and parenting (including adoption).
Lunch and Coffee will be provided.
You can register on Eventbrite
You can also get further information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 091 494272
This event is open to all and we would encourage those with an intrest in the topics above to attend.
Re(al) Productive Justice Conference Programme
Location: ILAS Building
Date: 23rd May 2019
9.30 – 11.15 Introduction & Opening Address Eilionoir Flynn
Explanation of work packages: Oral History, Legislative Review, Toolkit Pro
Q & A
11.15 – 11.30 Tea & Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.10 Chair – Aine
- Selina Bonnie, Activist and Academic
- Sinéad Feeney, GP
- Ciara Staunton, Middlesex University
- Q & A
12.10 – 13.00 Chair – Eilionoir
- Suzy Byrne, Disability Rights Activist
- Mara Clarke, Abortion Support Network
- Sandra Duffy, Lawyers for Choice
- Q & A
13.00 –14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 14.40 Chair-Maria
Pregnancy and Childbirth –
- Sarah Fitzgerald, Writer, ILMI Board Member and Parent
- Sinead Redmond, Childbirth Rights Activist
- Ruth Fletcher, Queen Mary University of London
- Q & A
14.40- 15.20 Chair – Jenny
Parenting –Mairead Forde, Parent and Self Advocate
- Michael Browne, Researcher
- Louise Ward, Senior Advocate NAS
- Q & A
- – 30 Tea & Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.00 Reflection – Rosaleen McDonagh, Playwright and Activist
Q & A
Wrap up – Eilionoir