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The Landscape of Women’s Bodily Autonomy: Collaboration Toward Greater Access to Reproductive Freedom and Care in the US

Time: March 26, 2024, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Slocum Auditorium, Slocum Hall

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

1:00-4:30 - Presentations
4:30-5:00 - Reception

This session brings together speakers from a variety of disciplines—from a local women’s healthcare professional to social workers and advocacy groups, to lawyers and architects—to discuss the challenges they are facing on-the-ground and to share creative techniques for navigating the post-Roe landscape.

Scheduled to present:

  • SeQuoia Kemp, BSN: SeQuoia is a locally practicing doula with expertise in providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare for traditionally under-represented women in New York.
  • Lori Brown, FAIA: Lori is a distinguished professor of architecture at Syracuse’s School of Architecture and is currently examining the impact of how law and policy intersects with design and use of architectural space in post-Roe America.
  • Shoshanna Ehrlich, JD: Shoshanna is a women and gender studies professor at UMass Boston and her area of research includes abortion stigma, abortion regret, and abortion regulation laws in the US.
  • Kimala Price, PhD: Kimala is a women’s studies professor at San Diego State with expertise in how we might move between research, advocacy, and activism at their point of intersection with reproductive justice.
  • Melissa Shube, JD: Melissa is a reproductive health rights and justice attorney for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America with expertise on the legal challenges providers and clinics face when providing access to reproductive healthcare.

Additional support for this event comes from the Office of the Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives.