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Women on Wednesday

Spring 2020 Series

Then, Now, WOW! Celebrating 30 Years of Women on Wednesday

Select Wednesdays,Noon to 1 p.m.
Atwood Theatre,  Atwood Memorial Center

                 Please join us Wednesday, April 15 for VIRTUAL Women on Wednesday

                   Join  us via Zoom at 12:00. Please copy/click the link below to join the webinar: 


 Or Telephone: 929 205 6099 or 312 626 6799 or 301 715 8592 or 346 248 7799 Webinar ID: 976 7565 4167

"The Fate of Abortion Rights: Considering a Post-Roe America Presenter: Robin Marty"

Despite almost 50 years of legalized abortion, access and many other aspects of reproductive health care have become increasingly harder to obtain. With hundreds of restrictions put in place by anti-choice lawmakers, and abortion clinics closing every day, we are faced with the very possible reality that abortion will become illegal again or virtually impossible to receive. Everyone know that women, transgender men and gender-non-conforming people will get abortions, whether it is legal or not. Consequently, Robin Marty’s book, Handbook for a Post-Roe America gives readers the information and knowledge on what to do if this happens. Robin Marty will be discussing the current status of abortion access across the country, as well as what we can do if a post-Roe America becomes a reality.

Presenters: Robin Marty is a writer and reporter who covers abortion access and the pro-choice and pro-life movements. After a decade of interviews, clinic site visits, and abortion restriction tracking, she wrote Handbook for a Post-Roe America. Her book addresses the current state of abortion access in the United States, coupled with considerations and strategies if Roe v. Wade is altered or overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Co-sponsored by Students for Choice


Spring 2020 Women on Wednesday podcasts
Spring 2020 - Then, Now WOW!
Jan. 29 “Same S*#t, New Era”:* Why a Women's Center?
Feb. 12 "I thought we had the ERA?" A Brief history and analysis of the Equal Rights Amendment. 
Feb. 26 "Mass Incarceration, Birthing Experiences and the Minnesota Prison Doula Project"
Mar. 18 "Global Women's Issues: Exploring Menstrual Health and Acid Attacks"
Mar. 25 From "Girls Can't Play Sports" to the 2019 World Cup: Key Issues and Moments as We Approach the 50th Anniversary of Title IX
Apr. 1 Every Heart Matters: Why I stand Up and Teach 
Apr. 8 To be Announced
Apr. 15 The Fate of Abortion Rights: Considering a Post- Roe America

For more episodes, visit the Women on Wednesday Archive


About the Program

Thirty years ago, the first Women on Wednesday session was held in the basement of the former Women’s Center (which was north of Mitchell Hall). This launched a now 30-year history of introducing new generations of students to one model of exploring and educating about women’s and gender issues—and considering the impact of gender on women’s lives in particular. The series “took.” In other words, it paved the way for WoW’s "signature series" status. By organizing presentations on a vast array of feminist issues and highlighting diverse women’s perspectives, the Women’s Center has offered amazing opportunities to learn from women’s lived experiences, as experts in their fields, and about feminist social, political, economic, and legal efforts towards social justice and change.