A Conversation on Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Times of Political Crisis

Thursday, March 5 at 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Beckman Center, Auditorium 100 Academy Way

Livestream link available here:
 
Please join Chancellor's Professor Michele Goodwin for an engaging conversation on Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Times of Political Crisis. Professor Goodwin will read an excerpt from her newly released book Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood.
 
Policing The Womb brings to life the chilling ways in which women have become the targets of secretive state surveillance of their pregnancies.  Professor Goodwin expands the reproductive health and rights debate beyond abortion to include how legislators increasingly turn to criminalizing women for miscarriages, stillbirths, and threatening the health of their pregnancies.  In this timely book, Professor Goodwin brings to light how the unrestrained efforts to punish and police women's reproduction has led to the United States being the deadliest country in the developed world for pregnant women.
 
Our featured guests will be Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU, Dahlia Lithwick, author, journalist, Senior Editor, SlateKathy Spillar, Executive Editor Ms. magazine and Co-Founder and Executive Director, Feminist Majority Foundation, and Lizz Winstead, Founder/Chief Creative Officer at Abortion Access Front, co-creator, The Daily Show
 
Opening remarks by Jonathan L. Jackson
 
Jonathan L. Jackson is the Spokesperson for Rainbow Push Coalition, entrepreneur, Business Law Professor, and a social justice advocate. 
 
This event is sponsored by The UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence and The UCI Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy
 
This event is approved for 1.25 Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credits
 
Please RSVP, as space is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis.
 
 
Event Type

Speaker/Lecture/Workshop/Seminar

Audience

General Public

Cost

Free

Department
Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy
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