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Sterilization Reparations Speak Out

February 2 @ 5:00 pm

  • Hear From Survivors of Forced Sterilization
  • Learn About The History of Forced Sterilization – Michele Goodwin – Author & Professor, UC Irvine
  • Mobilize To Ensure Reparations For All Eligible!

In July 2021 California allocated an unprecedented $7.5 million to provide reparations for  survivors of forced sterilization under California’s eugenics laws from 1909 to 1979; and survivors who were recently sterilized in women’s state prisons.  Applications were opened on January 1, 2022 and a small number of survivors have received their much deserved compensation for the irreparable harm done to them.

With only one more year of the program left, we want to celebrate the reparations that have been received and publicize this historic program so that everyone who is eligible applies and receives compensation.  By acknowledging the long history of state-sponsored coercive sterilization we hope that it will be finally abolished in the future.

 Register: bit.ly/020223

Hosted by:

California Coalition for Women Prisoners
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
Belly of the Beast Film Team
California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
Sterilization and Social Justice Lab


For more information contact info@womenprisoners.org