By : Supervision
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Skate, dance, and support reproductive freedom during Supervision: Roller Boogie for Reproductive Justice on May 18, 2023, 7-10 pm at Chez Vous Roller Rink. What do roller skating rinks and abortion providers have in common? They are both shutting their doors across the United States. The organizers of the upcoming celebration Supervision: Roller Boogie for Reproductive Justice are bringing together family-friendly fun and family-planning for a night of live music, performance, and grooving on wheels, all while recognizing bodily autonomy and interdependence. This event also serves as a launch party for the book Supervision: On Motherhood and Surveillance, with proceeds to benefit Massachusetts reproductive health providers.
Chez Vous Roller Rink, the venue for the party, is a Black-owned community fixture which has operated in Dorchester for 90 years. Once in danger of closing as a result of the pandemic, Chez Vous today is home to a thriving late-night roller-skating scene. According to Julia Ruiz Borys, one of the organizers of the event, “We need to push back against the criminalization of pregnancy and we need community events like this to come together and recharge.”
Originally published in-print in Boston Compass Newspaper #157 May 2023
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