Join us for a discussion about the history of reproductive freedom and its connection to political and civil equality. Political and civil equality for women has historically and explicitly turned to the question of who controls a woman's body: individual women? a woman's husband? society? This right to self-determination was hotly contested throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. It was also a key matter of principle for the utopian Oneida Community, which advocated equality in every sphere of life and activity between women and men.
Discussants Beth LeGere, Mohawk Hudson Planned Parenthood, and Molly Jessup, OCMH Curator of Education, will explore this history and its connection with civil equality, past and present.
Sunday, April 23, 1:00 PM
Members free; $7.00 for adults; $3.00 for students with ID. Admission includes touring the historic house.
This event is supported in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant.