No Más Bébes (No More Babies) at BC

Directed by Renee Tajima-Peña
March 16, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00pm
McGuinn 121 Auditorium at Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA

No Más Bébes is a documentary that tells the story of Mexican immigrant mothers who sued doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s. Led by an intrepid, 26-year-old Chicana lawyer and armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a whistle-blowing young doctor, the mothers faced public exposure and stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice.

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Women’s Studies & Gender Studies Program at Boston College