Call for artists: Reproductive Justice is for Everyone! Art Exhibit

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JAM Humanities invites visual, literary, and performing arts submissions for our virtual exhibition, Reproductive Justice is for Everyone!, an international exhibition in the JAM Museum that will open in August, 2022.

Reproductive Justice is for Everyone! asks artists to explore the myriad manifestations, experiences, emotions, and meanings of reproductive justice from present day struggles and organizing to the aspirational and everything in between.

The term “Reproductive Justice” was coined by Loretta Ross of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and it applies a human rights framework to reproductive health advocacy. As defined by SisterSong, reproductive justice is “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.”

Reproductive justice centers intersectionality and the experiences of people who are often marginalized in society, including people of color, people who are poor, and people who are queer and trans. It calls attention to many aspects of reproductive health that are often overlooked, such as maternal death rate disparities for Black women in the US, discrimination in pregnancy healthcare for men who are transgender, economic barriers to abortion and prenatal care for people who are poor, stigmas surrounding menstruation, and effects of poverty and institutional violence on children.

In celebration of the RJIFE! virtual exhibition, JAM Humanities and Kitchen Table Literary Arts will host a virtual reading of selected literary works featured in the exhibition. Selected literary and visual submissions will also be published online in the RJIFE! ezine in fall 2022.

We will accept submissions from artists around the world who work in all mediums, including but not limited to sculpture, ceramics, fibers, metal, painting, graphic design, drawing, printmaking, collage, writing, poetry, film and video, performance, installation, etc.

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