Activism in the Age of Trump: Does the Fight to Save the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Provide a Model for Future Organizing and Resistance?
November 1st, 2017
This session will explore the history and future of the battle to save the ACA (and to improve it!) with representatives from many of the organizations on the frontlines and will be moderated by MoveOn’s Ben Wikler. The panel discussion will maintain a forward-looking emphasis, examining whether the ACA fight offers a model for how grassroots, progressive organizing can be used to resist the regressive policies of the current administration and also rebuild politics at local, state and national levels.
The Sexual and Reproductive Health Impacts of Zika on Communities in Brazil and El Salvador
October 31st, 2017
The Zika epidemic has brought to the forefront questions about how governments address inequities and human rights in their responses. This Brown Bag event will discuss critical learnings, including challenges and contradictions, that emerged from in-country research on the impacts of the epidemic on reproductive health practices and services in Brazil and El Salvador.
Rights Lawyering in a Besieged Republic: Constitutional Challenges in India Today - A Conversation with Anand Grover
September 27th, 2017
Anand Grover is a senior advocate in the Indian courts, known for his path-breaking work on human rights, sexuality, and access to medicines. Grover co-founded the Lawyers Collective, and was UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health. Grover will discuss the implications to Prime Minister Modi’s rise and health advocates in India, as well as or understanding recent court cases in the country.