November 2, 2011

Advance Notice

40 years of women's health activism to be discussed

"Our Bodies, Our Future: Advancing Health and Human Rights for Women and Girls," a roundtable discussion, will be Thursday, Nov. 10 at noon in the Claudia Nance Rollins Auditorium in the Rollins School of Public Health. Speakers will discuss women's health activism at both the local and global levels.

The title is borrowed from the classic book, "Our Bodies, Ourselves" about women, health and sexuality.  Judy Norsigian, executive director of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective now doing business as Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak about the 40th anniversary of the book's publication and the new edition just released.

Other speakers are Evelina Sterling, author of several books on infertility; Janna Zwerner, chronic disease in the workplace specialist, on sexuality and disability; Loretta Ross, founder of the Center for Human Rights Education, and Candace Cabbil, from SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Health Collective, on reproductive justice; and Alison Amoroso, from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, on unexpected pregnancy and considering parenting.

A booksigning will follow the discussion, being presented by the Rollins School of Public Health. Barnes & Noble will be on site selling copies of the new edition of "Our Bodies, Ourselves."

Pizza and beverages will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Other sponsors include the Jane Fonda Center, the Emory Reproductive Health Association, and Law Students for Reproductive Justice.

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