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LAPA Seminar with Felicia A. Kornbluh, LAPA Fellow; University of Vermont, History and Gender Studies, "Both Sides: Reproductive Rights and Justice Beyond Roe v. Wade"

Feb 24, 2020 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Location: 
Wallace Hall
300 Wallace Hall

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Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Felicia A. Kornbluh, LAPA Fellow; University of Vermont, History and Gender Studies

LAPA’s seminar format encourages attendees to familiarize themselves with the paper in advance. The author will open the session by summarizing the main themes in the paper and presenting some topics for discussion. Moderated Q&A follows.

Copies of the seminar paper are typically available about 10 days before the event, during regular business hours, at the LAPA Offices on the 3rd floor of Wallace Hall.

Felicia A. Kornbluh is an advocate and writer, as well as a scholar and teacher, who has served on the Vermont Commission on Women and as president of United Academics, the UVM faculty union (AFT/AAUP).  Kornbluh’s roots lie in advocacy for women and children. In high school, she was Senior Editor of Children’s Express news service, and after college served as a staff member at the U.S. House Committee on Children, Youth, and Families and two Washington, D.C.-based think tanks. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and is Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America-Vermont Action Fund.  Kornbluh’s research and writing concern the history of social and economic policy in the modern United States, and the role of grassroots social movements in making policy change.  Her first book, The Battle for Welfare Rights, focused on a movement of low-income women and their allies in New York City and nationally.  Her second, Ensuring Poverty: Welfare Reform in Feminist Perspective (co-authored with Gwendolyn Mink) chronicled the history of the 1996 welfare reform.  Kornbluh received her BA from Harvard-Radcliffe College and her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She is now at work on two projects, a collection of her own essays about grassroots movements and public policy and a monograph on reproductive rights and reproductive justice entitled “How to Fight a War on Women.”

More information: Contact Judi Rivkin, jrivkin@princeton.edu

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