Gender and Reproductive Justice - A Community Panel

Two of AFO's Board Members—Mason Hickman & Mytheli Sreenivas—will join three other professionals to speak on a gender and reproductive justice community panel on September 14, 2022. 
September 14, 2022 from 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Thompson Library Multipurpose Room 165 

About the event (from OSUWGSS) 

Join us for a timely discussion on the broader issues, impacts, and contexts of reproductive justice struggles from Roe v. Wade (1973) to Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization (2022) featuring Mason Hickman (Abortion Fund of Ohio), Alison Norris (College of Medicine/Infectious Diseases), Alyssa Bedrosian (Department of Spanish & Portuguese), Bayan Abusneineh (Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies), and Mytheli Sreenivas (Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies). Lyn Tjon Soei Len (Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies) will be moderating.

Dr. Bayan Abusneineh is a fellow in the fellow to faculty program in the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies department at OSU. Her work centers on race and reproduction in Palestine.

Alyssa Bedrosian is a PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University. Her research explores feminist activism in Latin America, with a focus on Argentina and Mexico. 

Mason Hickman is a non-binary digital organizer based in Columbus who currently serves as the Digital State Campaigns Manager for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and on the Board of Directors for the Abortion Fund of Ohio (AFO). Their work focuses on utilizing digital tools & social media to promote policy, advocacy, and political goals that will secure reproductive freedom for all people. 

Dr. Alison Norris is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health at OSU. She is an epidemiologist and a medical doctor. Her work centers on sexual and reproductive health with a goal of preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and improving reproductive outcomes for people. She has a particular interest understanding how context (e.g., endemic disease, social norms, demographic factors, and cultural and institutional structures) influences health and disease. 

Dr. Mytheli Sreenivas is Professor of History and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at OSU. Her current research centers on reproductive history and politics, with a focus on India. She is the author of Wives, Widows and Concubines: The Conjugal Family Ideal in Colonial India (2008) and Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India (2021). She also writes regularly on abortion and reproductive politics for public audiences, including in the Washington Post, Columbus Dispatch, and Mytheli is a board member of the Abortion Fund of Ohio.

This event is organized by the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and is free and open to the public. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Jian Neo Chen at [email protected] by Tuesday, August 30, 2022. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. For additional information on accessibility in Thompson Library, please see their accessibility resources page.

September 14, 2022 at 2:30pm - 4pm
OSU's Thompson Library Multipurpose Room 165
1858 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
United States
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