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Conceiving Equity 2022 with Loretta Ross

Uptown Campus
Qatar Ballroom, LBC

Conceiving Equity, feat. the 10th annual Roe v. Wade lecture by Loretta Ross

Qatar Ballroom, LBC


2 - 3pm: Reception and exhibit of poster presentations by Newcomb Institute’s Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health interns, as well as advocacy activities provided by Tulane’s many reproductive rights/health/justice student organizations.

3 - 4pm: Loretta Ross, Associate Professor of the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College, will deliver the 10th annual Roe v. Wade Lecture, “Reproductive Justice: Human Rights for the 21st Century.”


Loretta J. Ross is an Associate Professor at Smith College. She is an activist, public intellectual, and a scholar. Her passion is in innovating creative imagining about global human rights and social justice issues. As the third director of the first rape crisis center in the country in the 1970s, she helped launch the movement to end violence against women that has evolved into today's #MeToo movement. She also founded the first center in the U.S. to innovate creative human rights education for all students so that social justice issues are more collaborative and less divisive. She has also deprogrammed members of hate groups leading to conceptualizing and writing the first book on "Calling In the Calling Out Culture" to transform how people can overcome political differences to use empathy and respect to guide difficult conversations.


Her most recent books are Reproductive Justice: An Introduction, co-written with Rickie Solinger, and Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, among others.


This event is sponsored by:


Newcomb Institute’s Donna and Richard Esteves Fund for Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health

The Mary Amelia Center for Women’s Health Equity Research and the Jane Wilson Smith Lecture Series, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

The Center for Reproductive Health Policies and Programs, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

The Center for Scholars, School of Liberal Arts

The Kevin B. Yorn Fund for Gender and Sexuality Studies, School of Liberal Arts

The Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Newcomb Institute

For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7657553