17:00 - 19:00
Feminist Dissent invites you to attend a virtual public meeting on ROE V. WADE AND REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT. Continuing our work on fundamentalist politics in secular states, we look at the overturning of Roe v Wade and anti-abortion terrorism as a case study in fundamentalist (in this case the Christian right), state, and judicial capture. We ask what kinds of mobilisation are needed to oppose legislation seeking to ban abortion and whether there is a contemporary feminist movement which is willing to engage in grass roots activism to support women and girls to access abortion and protect abortion providers under attack from right wing terror in the US.
- ANA CRISTINA GONZáLEZ VéLEZ (Faculty of Medicine at the Universidad de los Andes; founder of the group for The Right to Decide in Colombia, co-founder of La Mesa por la Vida y la Salud de las Mujeres, and pioneer of Causa Justa movement in Colombia)
- ROSALIND PETCHESKY (Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Hunter College, City University of New York; founder of the International Reproductive Rights Research Action Group)
- KATHA POLLITT (journalist, essayist and critic; columnist for The Nation; author of Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, New York Times Notable Book )
- GITA SAHGAL (writer, film-maker and feminist/human rights advocate; former head of the Gender Unit at Amnesty International; editorial collective member of Feminist Dissent)
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