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Shirley Chisholm Day 2012

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 2900 Bedford Ave Brooklyn NY 11210  See map

This year we are celebrating Shirley Chisholm’s commitment to women’s reproductive rights, health and justice.

With contraception access, abortion, and other reproductive rights under attack in a political “war on women,” Loretta J. Ross and Dr. Iris Lopez will reflect on Chisholm's lasting contributions to women's reproductive rights as human rights.

Ross joins the Chisholm Project from SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, a network of 80 women of color and allied organizations. She worked with Shirley Chisholm in the 1980's on black women’s’ health issues.

Ross is joined by Dr. Iris Lopez, a sociology professor at City College and Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at City College of New York.  In her most recent book Matters of Choice: Puerto Rican Women’s Struggle for Reproductive Freedom, Lopez makes a stirring case for a model of reproductive freedom, taking readers beyond victim/agent debates to consider a broader definition of reproductive rights within a feminist context.

For the flyer and event information click here.

For more information contact Barbara Winslow at The Shirley Chisholm Project, bwpurplewins@brooklyn.cuny.edu, (718) 951-5000x6478

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