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March 9 Tuesday

Panel Discussion in Conjunction with the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women's Rights by Cecile Richards

  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12:10PM - 1:30PM
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Description

The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights will hold a panel discussion entitled, "Reproductive Justice in the post-Trump Moment,"  in Conjunction with the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women's Rights by Cecile Richards on March 9th at 12:10pm. This will be a virtually held event and registration is required. 

RSVP at https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZhmHEt2CQq-SOUgvL-OHGA

Moderator and Panelist:

Reva Siegel, the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Siegel’s writing draws on legal history to explore questions of law and inequality and to analyze how courts interact with representative government and popular movements in interpreting the Constitution. Her publications include: Why Restrict Abortion? Expanding the Frame on June Medical, 2020 Sup Ct Rev. (forthcoming 2021), Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories (2019) (co-edited with Melissa Murray & Kate Shaw), Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (7th ed. 2018) (co-edited with Paul Brest, Sanford Levinson, Jack Balkin & Akhil Amar), and Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court’s Ruling (2d ed. 2012) (with Linda Greenhouse).

Panelists:

Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center. She has served in numerous roles at the National Women’s Law Center for more than a decade and has a distinguished track record working across a broad set of issues central to women’s lives—including income security, health and reproductive rights, education access, and workplace justice. Ms. Goss Graves is currently overseeing the Center’s administration of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which connects those who experience sexual misconduct including assault, harassment, abuse and related retaliation in the workplace or in trying to advance their careers with legal and public relations assistance. Ms. Goss Graves received her B.A. from UCLA in 1998 and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2001.

Linda Greenhouse, Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. She covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times between 1978 and 2008 and writes a biweekly op-ed column on law as a contributing columnist. Ms. Greenhouse received several major journalism awards during her 40-year career at the Times, including the Pulitzer Prize (1998) and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard University’s Kennedy School (2004). Her books include a biography of Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Becoming Justice Blackmun; Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court's Ruling (with Reva B. Siegel) and Just a Journalist: Reflections on the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between, (Harvard University Press 2017).

Priscilla (Cilla) Smith, Clinical Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Senior Fellow at the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice of the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School, as well as oversees the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project, which working with students on litigation, legislation, and policy. Prior to joining the ISP, Smith was an attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights for 13 years, serving as the U.S. Legal Program Director from 2003-2007, and litigated cases nationwide, including Gonzales v. Carhart, 127 S. Ct. 1610 (2007), and Ferguson v. City of Charleston, 532 U.S. 67 (2001)

Respondent:

 

Cecile Richards is a national leader for women’s rights and social and economic justice, and a co-founder of Supermajority -- a new organization fighting for gender equity. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Make Trouble. As President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund for 12 years, Richards worked to increase affordable access to reproductive health care and to build a healthier and safer world for women and young people.  She has served as Deputy Chief of Staff to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and in 2011 and 2012,  was named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Richards is a frequent speaker and commentator on politics and progressive issues.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights