Annual Symposium


Each March (beginning in March of 2014), the WGSS program celebrates Women’s History Month with a day-long symposium focusing on one central theme and featuring panels of speakers in dialogue with one another and their audience. The symposium is open to Northeastern faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and interested parties from outside the university. We announce the centralizing theme and date for the annual symposium in the months leading up to the event each year. To view more information about past symposia, please click here.

The 2017 symposium is “No Turning Back: The Past, Present and Future of Reproductive Justice.” Seating is limited and free registration (by March 3) is required. This year’s panelists are comprised of the foremost activists, academics, and public intellectuals in the field of reproductive rights and include: Dázon Dixon Diallo (SisterLove, Inc.), Katha Pollitt (The Nation), Loretta Ross (SisterSong Former National Coordinator), Rickie Solinger (Historian), and Susan Yanow (MSW, Reproductive Health Consultant), as well as Nashira Baril (Birth Sancturay Boston), Khiara M. Bridges (Boston University Department of Anthropology & Boston University School of Law), Shoshanna Ehrlich (University of Massachusetts, Boston), Laura Harrison (Minnesota State University, Mankato), Kimberly Mutcherson (Rutgers University School of Law), Kelly O’Donnell (Historian), Bayla Ostrach (Boston University School of Medicine), and Carly Thomsen (Middlebury College). For information about panels and scheduling, see our schedule here.

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