13th Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference: Applied Feminism and The Big Idea

John and Frances Angelos Law Center
12th Floor, John and Frances Angelos Law Center

Feminist Conference
Thursday April 7, 2022, 4-6:30 PM
12th Floor - University of Baltimore Law School

On Thursday, April 7, we are hosting an exciting, informative and interactive session on women, girls, and gender-expansive persons’ health and sexuality. The session begins with a panel about the new Our Bodies Ourselves Today online platform that is a modern incarnation of the iconic feminist book Our Bodies Ourselves.  We are fortunate to have the creators of this important platform discussing how it will provide women, girls, and gender-expansive people with up-to-date, trustworthy, and inclusive information about our health and sexuality. The content of the platform includes abortion and contraception, childbirth, gender-based violence, growing older, heart health, menstruation through menopause, mental health, and sexuality. After the panel, we will invite our audience - our community - to share “stoop stories,” brief stories about how gender and other intersectional issues of oppression or activism have affected our own health experiences, including regarding accessing, affording, or receiving treatment, care, or information, and our access to sexuality information. The final portion of the evening’s program will be discussions about the role of Our Bodies Ourselves and the potential role of Our Bodies Ourselves Today in providing health and sexuality information and supporting activism.   The evening events will be moderated by Professor Margaret Johnson, who serves as an expert on the menstruation through menopause vertical.

Our Bodies Ourselves Today Panelists:

Amy Agigian, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Suffolk University (Boston), where she is the Founding Director of the Center for Women's Health and Human Rights.

Saniya Lee Ghanoui, Ph.D., is Program Director of Our Bodies Ourselves Today. She is trained as a historian and scholar of United States and European history, with a focus on the intersections of gender and sexuality, medicine, and media.

Sasha Goodfriend is a community organizer, curating feminist and queer experiences through partnerships with statewide government, community organizations and creatives alike.

Noelle Spencer is a mixed -methods researcher pursuing her PhD in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health (SPH). She earned her MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Laura Garcia
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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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