Cristina Page, author of “How the Pro-choice Movement Changed America,” will speak at 3 p.m. Friday, March 23 in the library's Geneva Room, as a part of the women's collective conference, Celebrating the Sunlight.
Her activism around issues of reproductive rights continues to push the women's movement in new and positive directions.
Page's policy proposals have been adopted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New Jersey state legislature. She has worked in the editorial departments of Glamour and Ms. Magazine as an assistant to Gloria Steinem, and launched one of the first women's websites.
Backed by a wealth of original research including interviews with movement leaders on both sides of the abortion controversy, Page arrives at the conclusion that the movement that claims it wants to end abortion is actually doing exactly the opposite: campaigning for policies that lead to more abortions. She also concludes that the pro-choice movement is doing the most to grant Americans independence,
financial comfort, vast improvements in health care, sex for pleasure and fewer unwanted pregnancies.
All are welcome.
Events sponsored by the Women's Collective and NARAL. For details, visit Collective.