Thursday, Jan 23, 6-8 PM

Conceiving Equity – Roe v. Wade Lecture by Dr. Monica McLemore

Newcomb Institute
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43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA
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Join us from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for a reception and poster exhibit presented by Newcomb Institute’s reproductive rights and reproductive health interns, as well as advocacy activities provided by Tulane’s many reproductive rights/health/justice student organizations. From 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Dr. Monica McLemore, Associate Professor of Family Health Care Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, will deliver the 8th annual Roe v. Wade Lecture, “An Uncertain Future – The Way Forward to Ensure Abortion Care, Access, and Reproductive Justice.” Newcomb Institute’s annual Roe v. Wade Lecture commemorates the historic 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that recognized abortion as a constitutionally protected right. Every January, Newcomb Institute invites a nationally recognized scholar of reproductive rights to present their latest research. The series, which engages student groups such as Students United for Reproductive Justice -Tulane, Social Workers for Reproductive Freedom, Med Students for Choice, Students United for Reproductive Freedom (School of Public Health), and If, When, How (School of Law), has brought to campus scholars from a variety of disciplines, including history, architecture, sociology, and law. The annual lecture is preceded by a networking dinner and poster presentations by Newcomb's Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Interns and opportunities for legislative action for students, faculty, and the general public. The annual Roe v. Wade Lecture is supported by the Donna and Richard Esteves Fund for Women’s Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health.