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November 1 – The Age of Roe: The Past, Present, and Future of Abortion in America Opening Discussion

November 1, 2022
4:00 pm
Online on Zoom

In this opening discussion for the exhibition The Age of Roe: The Past, Present, and Future of Abortion in America, curator Mary Ziegler will engage in conversation with Andrew R. Lewis and Kimberly Mutcherson.

Roe v. Wade has had an impact on American society, culture, and politics far greater than the simple wording of the decision in 1973. The Age of Roe exhibition—timed to coincide with a marquee conference at Harvard Radcliffe Institute on January 26–27, 2023—shares perspectives on abortion in the US through the stories of people who have supported and those who have opposed Roe. These include many whose lives, beliefs, and needs are often ignored by those wielding political power. In the wake of the recent Dobbs decision overturning Roe, deeply felt debates on ideas of reproduction, rights, justice, and their practice continue. The exhibition seeks to enhance and challenge our understanding of the past and our present as we, together, begin to find ways forward.

Speakers
Andrew R. Lewisassociate professor, Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati
Kimberly Mutcherson, co-dean and professor of law, Rutgers Law School

Moderators
Mary Ziegler, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

You can register for this event by visiting www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2022-the-age-of-roe-opening-discussion-virtual. Live closed captioning will be available for this webinar. This event is free. All are welcome to attend. 

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