GJGL Symposia

2016 Symposium - Dismantling Reproductive Injustices: The Hyde Amendment & Criminalization of Self-Induced Abortion

Georgetown Law, Hart Auditorium
Friday, November 11, 2016, 9:15 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law has invited leading scholars and practitioners in the fields of reproductive justice, feminist jurisprudence, and queer legal theory to write and present on themes relating to the Hyde Amendment and self-induced abortion. In particular, we have asked members of the legal community to focus on the intersections of access to reproductive healthcare and gender identity, poverty, race, ethnicity and culture. Our Symposium is poised to connect academic scholarship with the needs of practitioners on the ground. The Symposium Issue published in Spring 2017 will feature four articles. This event is co-sponsored by If/When/How and the O'Neill Institute

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9:15am: Check-in (With Breakfast)

9:45am: Welcome, Introductory Remarks
Alison Tanner, 2016-2017 Co-Editor in Chief
Allie Bohm or Courtney Lee, Symposium Co-Managing Editors

10:00-11:30am: Panel One - Self-Induced Abortion Internationally
Speaker 1: Patty Skuster, Ipas
Speaker 2: Elida Caballero Cabrera, Center for Reproductive Rights
Speaker 3: O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Speaker, GULC

11:30am- 12:00pm: Keynote, TBD

12:00-12:30pm: Lunch Break

10:00-11:30am: Panel Two - The Hyde Amendment
Speaker 1: Brigitte Amiri, ACLU
Speaker 2: Michele Goodwin, UC Irvine
Speaker 3: Jill Adams, Center for Reproductive Rights and Justice, Berkeley Law
Speaker 4: Kate Vlach, DCAF

2:10-2:20pm: Break

2:20-4:00pm: Panel Three - Self-Induced Abortion in the United States
Speaker 1: Zsea Bowmani, ACLU of Illinois
Speaker 2: Alison Ojanen-Goldsmith, Full Spectrum Doulas
Speaker 3: Melissa Mikesell, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law
Speaker 4: Professor Aziza Ahmed, Northeastern Law

4:00pm: Closing Remarks
Sam del Ducar, 2016-2017 Co-Editor in Chief
Allie Bohm or Courtney Lee, Symposium Co-Managing Editors


Reception to Follow

For more information please contact Allie Bohm,, and Courtney Lee,, Co-Managing Editors of the Symposium Issue.

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