Friday, May 22, 2009

Law & Society Roundtable Will Address "Critical Thinking on Reproductive Rights & Society"

A message from Martha Davis (Northeastern University):

For those who will be attending the Law & Society Conference in Denver, Colorado, please join us at a Roundtable titled "Critical Thinking on Reproductive Rights and Society."  Participants will include Pam Bridgewater (American University), Nancy Ehrenreich (University of Denver), Khiara Bridges (Columbia University), Suzanne Stolz (Center for Reproductive Rights) and Martha Davis (Northeastern University).  The panel description reads: 

In recent years, access to reproductive rights continues to contract, with the U.S. Supreme Court's 2007 decision on Gonzales v. Carhart marking the first time the Court had accepted restrictions on abortion access that jeopardize women's health. Drawing on multiple disciplines (history, anthropology, law) and multiple perspectives (practitioner, academic), this roundtable will explore both the social and legal contexts for these developments. In particular, participants will examine the continuing role of race in shaping  reproductive rights discourse, and the utility and implications of alternative rights-based paradigms, such as human rights, as a vehicle for re-shaping the domestic reproductive rights dialogue. Comparative legal approaches will also be explored.

The panel will be held on May 28, from 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  The specific room has not yet been assigned, but will be available on the Law & Society website,  We expect a lively discussion, so please join us if you're in Denver, and circulate to colleagues who may be going!

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