Quinnipiac University

A Community Discussion About Roe versus Wade

Starts July 19, 2022 at 3:00 PM (ET)

Ends July 19, 2022 at 5:00 PM (ET)

Location Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci MNH 101 Auditorium

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Members of the Quinnipiac community are invited to a discussion on Tuesday, July 19, at 3 p.m. to analyze the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe versus Wade through a variety of lenses, and to address the range of questions that are likely on the minds of many.

A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a case that had protected the right for abortion across the U.S. for 50 years. The decision opens the door for profound legal, social, medical, economic and political consequences and questions.

Members of the Quinnipiac community are invited to a discussion on Tuesday, July 19, at 3 p.m. to analyze the Court’s decision through a variety of lenses, and to address the range of questions that are likely on the minds of many. You may:

The conversation will draw on QU faculty expertise spanning a variety of disciplines and perspectives, and will offer opportunity for questions and dialogue. Panelists will include:

  • Carol Awasu, professor of social work, chair of social work and director of the Masters in Social Work program. She teaches on issues of diversity and oppression, examines the dynamics of racism and other forms of oppression in society and within us, and how those dynamics are intertwined with policy and practice.

  • Stephen Gilles, professor of law, whose research interests include constitutional law, and parental and reproductive rights.

  • Jennifer Sacco, professor of political science and women’s and gender studies, and chair of the department of philosophy and political science. Her research focuses on gender and American politics, and questions of representation.

  • Lauren Sardi, professor of sociology and women’s and gender studies, and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, with a joint appointment as a professor of medical sciences. Her research interests include feminist theory and methodology, gender and sexualities, and human rights.

  • Stacy Spiro, OB/GYN clerkship director and a practicing OB/GYN physician. She provides care to a diverse patient base across various practice types.

  • Gladys Vallespir Ellett, assistant professor of nursing. Her practice and research career has been focused on perinatal and family education around birthing. Her passion is to empower families to make optimal healthcare decisions that meet their values and needs.

Provost Debra Liebowitz will moderate the conversation.

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