Social Justice Events You Can’t Miss This Week, April 6-12 | Social justice








Justice and spirituality on screen: “Real women have curves”

April 6, 3 – 5:30 p.m. and April 8, 12:30 p.m., LMU Playa Vista campus or virtual

LMU’s Center for Religion and Spirituality, William H. Hannon Library, and School of Film and Television are hosting another film screening, panel discussion, and Q&A as part of their ongoing series. This week they will screen and discuss the 2002 film “Real Women Have Curves.” The film follows an 18-year-old woman in East Los Angeles as she struggles to achieve her own dreams amid family pressure to marry, have children, and work in the family business.

Navigating reproductive justice in the climate crisis

April 6, 2:30 p.m., virtual

The Bellarmine Forum continues this week with a visit from Jade Sasser, Ph.D., associate professor at UC Riverside. Sasser is the author of the book “On Infertile Ground” and focuses her research on gender, climate justice and reproductive politics. The presentation will focus on the relationship between reproductive justice and the climate crisis, paying particular attention to how poor women of color have often been scapegoated for fueling the climate crisis. Population control, fertility, economics and politics will all be questioned in this event.

Multisolution: improving health, equity and biodiversity while protecting the climate

April 11, 2:30 p.m., virtual

Elizabeth Sawin, Director and Founder of the Multi-Resolution Institute, will speak on campus this week about the many converging crises around the world, including “structural inequity, the pandemic, climate change and biodiversity loss. “. Sawin presents a promising solution: multiresolution. According to the Institute’s webpage, multiple solving is “when an investment of time or money solves many problems at once,” such as when “walkable cities help reduce transportation emissions, provide a equitable access to mobility, create healthier citizens and help local businesses thrive.” Sawin’s talk will focus on current examples of multiple resolution on a global scale.

Jennifer C. Burleigh