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Learning from Our Histories: Activism in a post-Roe World

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The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health invites you to join us for “Learning from Our Histories: Activism in a post-Roe World,” a conversation with Activist and Scholar Loretta J. Ross.

This event, which kicks off the 2022–2023 IIGH Lecture Series, will mobilize us to action by bringing attention to past, present and future issues central to abortion activism in the United States and beyond. This discussion, bridging the local and the global, will focus on the importance of abortion as both a health and a human rights issue prior to the 1973 passage of Roe v. Wade, during the several decades when abortion was legal, and now given the recent Supreme Court decision.

This conversation will be moderated by IIGH Director Sofia Gruskin.

About the Speaker:

Loretta J. Ross
is an Associate Professor at Smith College. She is an Activist, a Public Intellectual and a Scholar. She started her career in activism and social change in the 1970s, working at the National Football League Players’ Association, the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, the National Organization for Women (NOW), the National Black Women’s Health Project, the Center for Democratic Renewal (National Anti-Klan Network), the National Center for Human Rights Education, and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, until retiring as an organizer in 2012 to teach about activism. She is a graduate of Agnes Scott College in Atlanta.

This free, public event is presented in partnership with the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration, USC Keck School of Medicine Office of Social Justice and USC Keck School of Medicine Center for Gender Equity in Medicine and Science.

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