March 10, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time

ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul: Advancing Women's Equality series: Reproductive Health

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This program is part of a four-part 2021 series: Advancing Women's Equality: Confronting Barriers to Full Inclusion and Progress. In this series, we address women's status in the United States through a civil liberties lens, examining how histories of race, sex, immigration, and LGBTQ discrimination undermine constitutional equality. The series identifies historic and contemporary legal and social barriers to women's advancement and identifies pathways forward.

Our program on March 10, 2021, Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice, features Michele Goodwin (ACLU of MN and National Executive Committee Member); Priscilla Ocen (Professor of Law and co-author of the influential policy report, Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected ); June Carbone, (ACLU of MN, Professor of Law, and author of Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture); Priscilla Smith (Clinical Lecturer at Yale Law School and pathbreaking reproductive rights attorney); and Alanah Odoms (Executive Director of the ACLU of Louisiana).

They will engage in a robust discussion about the future of Roe v. Wade, how the Supreme Court might rule on litigation in the pipeline, and offer insights on the current state of affairs related to reproductive liberties and justice, paying close attention to class, race, LGBTQ status, and disability rights.


June Carbone, Robina Chair in Law, Scienceand Technology, University of Minnesota Law School

Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law; ACLU of MN & National Board Executive Committee Member

Priscilla Ocen, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School (LA)

Alanah Odoms, Executive Director, ACLU of Louisiana

Priscilla (Cilla) Smith, Supreme Court litigator on reproductive rights; Clinical Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Senior Fellow at the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice of the Information Society Project, Yale Law School

To attend this event, please register here.