april, 2024

04apr7:00 pmMaking a Revolution: A Reading and Q&A with Merle Hoffman


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Merle Hoffman is one of the foremost architects of the feminist women’s health movement. In 1971, two years before Roe v. Wade, Hoffman helped establish one of the first abortion clinics in the United States—CHOICES Women’s Medical Center. Today CHOICES provides abortion care, birth control, gynecology, prenatal care, counseling services, tele-medicine, specialized care for teens, trans people, and the LGBTQ community, along with extensive educational outreach to schools, prisons, and women’s organizations.

Now, two years after Roe’s demise, Merle Hoffman has written CHOICES: A Post-Roe Abortion Rights Manifesto. Her decades of experience, research, and analysis shed light on the catastrophic repercussions of overturning Roe and what we must do to secure our right to bodily autonomy and establish safe and legal abortion access nationwide.

Presented by Dr. Roxane Gay, the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm


Academic Building, Room 2400

15 Seminary Place


Institute for Women's Leadership, School of Communication and Information, and Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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