Constitution Day 2013: Reproductive Justice: Celebrating and Defending “Roe” at 40

Today is Constitution Day!!  We’ll celebrate it on September 24th from 7:30 to 9 pm in Emerson Suites B, Ithaca College.    Here is my guide:  & some info about the upcoming event:

Dr. Zillah Eisenstein, internationally renowned writer, activist and Distinguished Scholar of Anti-Racist Feminist Political Theory at Ithaca College, will discuss the continuing importance of reproductive justice to a fully democratic society, especially for women and girls. An activist since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, Eisenstein argues “Girls and women’s rights to their bodies- to choose, and decide, and control what happens to them is at the core of our ethical and productive lives. As the new ‘wars’ to control the access and legality of abortion and conception continue, it is more important than ever that reproductive justice remains at the center stage of struggles for democracy.”

Eisenstein’s daughter, Dr. Sarah Eisenstein Stumbar, will join in on the conversation via video, to discuss the current challenges that doctors face trying to protect the reproductive rights of their women and girl patients.  The IC Constitution Day event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, the Politics Department, Women’s Studies and the Park Center for Independent Media.  The event is free and open to the public.