A Conversation on Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Times of Political Crisis
Thursday, March 5 at 4:00pm
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, Slate, Kathy 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
, as space is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis.