Roe v. Wade Overturned: Hear from Our Speakers who are at the Forefront of the Fight for Women’s Rights
28 Jun 2022
Last Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that ends a woman's constitutional right to abortion and gives individual states the power to allow, limit, or ban the practice altogether. A decision that will create effects going far beyond abortion access, the long-term outcome is a concern for many. The speakers below are at the forefront of the fight for women’s rights. Consider bringing one of them to your campus to talk your students through where we are and where we go next.
Professor, NYU School of Law
Murray knows the transformational power of women’s rights and gender justice. As a leading scholar of constitutional law and reproductive rights and justice, she researches and writes about the structures, systems, and institutions.
Former President of Planned Parenthood & Center for the Advancement of Women
Known for her extraordinary leadership and advocacy in improving healthcare for women, Wattleton is the former President of the nation's oldest and largest voluntary reproductive health provider, Planned Parenthood.
Leading Activist & Best-Selling Author
A teen mom and high school dropout who became a successful CEO and movement leader, Feldt is an acclaimed expert on women, power, and authentic leadership who motivates with heart and humor.
Award-Winning Actress & “Social Action Hero”
Outspoken, energizing and inspirational, Najimy is a passionate advocate committed to equality, women’s leadership and issues ranging from increasing cancer research to LGBTQ+ rights.
Artistic Director for the Women’s March, Critically Acclaimed Film Director & Author
An activist working at the forefront of human rights, Mendoza co-founded the Women’s March and co-authored Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard around the World.
SARAH SOPHIE FLICKER
Women's March Organizer, Writer & Producer
Prior to her role in organizing the Women's March, Flicker was a content producer and creative director working with ART NOT WAR. She co-authored Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard around the World, an unprecedented look at a day that made history.