Spring Event Series

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Abortion After Roe: Getting the Facts re Abortion Methods, Technologies, & Access, and Countering Misinformation: May 10, 2022, 1-1:50 ET (Zoom)

Liz Janiak, ScD (she/her) will answer questions about abortion access in the United States today and following the anticipated reversal of the Roe v Wade precedent this spring/summer. An Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Chan School, Dr. Janiak is an expert in domestic abortion epidemiology, access issues, and related health inequities.
She will answer questions regarding when, where, and how people can terminate pregnancies now and in the future. Please come prepared with any questions about abortion methods and technologies, clarifications of (mis)statements you may have heard in the media, questions about the groups most affected, and any other queries related to abortion access. There will be no legal experts at this panel, so legal interpretation will be limited to describing other scholars’ opinions.
Please register for the Zoom here.


Climate, Migration, Gender & Health: April 27, 2022, 1-1:50pm ET

The Women, Gender, and Health Interdisciplinary Concentration hosted the event “Climate, Migration, Gender, and Health” which featured guest speakers Caleb Dresser (HSPH C-CHANGE Climate & Human Health Fellow) and Natalia Linos (Acting Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights) who discussed the connection between climate change and migration from a gender and public health perspective. 24 people attended.

The slides are available here. The NYT article Caleb mentioned is available here. More information on the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) is available here.

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International Women’s Day Luncheon: March 8, 2022

The Women, Gender, and Health Interdisciplinary Concentration hosted its annual International Women’s Day Lunch focusing on Gender, Work, & Health Justice! The first since International Women’s Day March of 2020, WGH welcomed students, faculty, and staff to attend in person in Kresge 110 and over Zoom. Thoughts on the meaning of the day were shared by co-sponsors after guest speaker June Barrett (National Domestic Workers Alliance). The lunch concluded with a group sing-a-long to “Bread and Roses”! 64 people attended.

Last Updated: April 15, 2022