Dr. Chaney to serve on panel Feb. 22, "Understanding People of Color and Their Struggle for Reproductive Justice"


Dr. Cassandra Chaney, Associate Professor, LSU School of Social Work will serve on the panel "Understanding People of Color and Their Struggle for Reproductive Justice Panel."

The panel will be held on Tuesday, February 22 at 12:40-1:40 at the Law Center in Room 212.

Understanding People of Color and Struggle for Reproductive Justice is a panel of attorneys and non-attorneys to discuss the institutionalized racism and a history of reproductive oppression for many African-Americans and other minority groups. Today many individuals have limited access to adequate reproductive healthcare and have a lack control over their reproductive choices.

The event is sponsored by the LSU Black Law Students Association and LSU Law Students for Reproductive Justice.

Cassandra Chaney is a Black families’ scholar with broad interests in the formation, structure, and function of Black families. In particular, her research examines the narratives of single, dating, cohabiting, and married Blacks, as well as how religion and spirituality support these families, both historically and today. Using a variety of theoretical lenses, she qualitatively explores intimacy and commitment in Black heterosexual relationships, emphasizing how demonstrations and perceptions of masculinity/manhood and femininity/womanhood shape this discourse.

About SSW

The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The SSW offers a Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree, MSW, online MSW, and PhD. SSW is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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