Bioneers 2024 Conference

Advancing Reproductive Justice: Defending Abortion, Bodily Autonomy & Democracy

This session will build off of conversations held at last year’s Bioneers Conference about the relationships between the Environmental Justice and Reproductive Justice movements. The war on Mother Earth is rooted in the war on the bodies of women and gender-non binary people’s bodily autonomy, which is accelerating as the dying patriarchal cultural system feels threatened and lashes out ever more desperately. But, as people rise up to defend abortion access, reproductive rights and justice, the deepening collaboration between the environmental justice and reproductive and birth justice communities is helping us unite to defend the rights to bodily autonomy and self-determination. Come hear from reproductive health justice leaders working to defend access to abortion and reproductive healthcare and to push back the overall attack on democracy we are facing. Hosted by: Taj James. Facilitated by Eveline Shen, former director of Forward Together and founder/President of Leading Courageously. With: Elisa Batista, Campaign Director, UltraViolet; Mariko Miki, Interim Executive Director at If/When/How; Cynthia Gutierrez, Program Manager for UCSF’s Hub of Positive Reproductive and Sexual Health (HIVE) and Team Lily programs.

The Marsh Theater


March 28th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm


Elisa Batista
Campaign Director
Eveline Shen
Leading Courageously
Founder and President
Mariko Miki
Interim Executive Director
Cynthia Gutierrez
Program Manager
UCSF's Hub of Positive Reproductive and Sexual Health (HIVE)
Taj James
Full Spectrum Labs
Co-Founder and Curator