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|Wednesday, April 24|
Lunch Timer Discussion with Lynn Paltrow, Executive Director, National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Lynn M. Paltrow, J.D., is the founder and executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women. A graduate of Cornell University and New York University School of Law, she combines legal advocacy with grassroots and national organizing to secure the human rights, health and welfare of all women, especially those who are most vulnerable—low-income women, women of color, and drug-using women. In addition to fellowships from NYU and Georgetown and an honorary degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Ms. Paltrow has been honored with the Gerald Le Dain Award for Achievement in the Field of Law and the Barbara Seaman Award for Activism in Women’s Health. She was named one of “21 Women Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s E-news.
015 Robertson Hall · 12:15 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.
“Forty Years After Roe V. Wade: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration” - Lynn Paltrow
Lynn M. Paltrow, J.D., is the founder and executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women.
Nearly 40 yeas ago, Roe v. Wade decriminalized abortion. So, why are women who have abortions being arrested today? Why are hundreds of pregnant women being subjected to arrests, detentions, and forced medical interventions? This talk will examine the relationships among abortion, race, the war on drugs, and the growth of the prison industrial complex. How can we build a true culture of life that includes and values the women who give birth to that life?
Bowl 2, Robertson Hall (lower level) · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.