Event Summary: The Future of Activism in a Time of Shrinking Abortion Access

We were pleased to welcome scholar-activist, Marlene Gerber Fried, Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of Civil Liberties and Public Policy at Hampshire College. Dr. Fried offered insights into the causes and consequences of shrinking abortion access in the United States from the passage of Roe v. Wade to the present day. She spoke to activist efforts in the reproductive justice movement, focusing in particular on the work of women of color, showing a clip from a forthcoming film being produced by the Sophia Smith Archive Collection at Smith College. She outlined recommendations for future public health leaders interested in reproductive health and rights.