The seminar on pregnancy and poverty is organized by DePaul University in Chicago on April 4.

Speaker Profile

Michele Goodwin holds the Chancellor’s Professorship at the University of California, Irvine with appointments at the School of Law, School of Public Health, and Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Professor Goodwin’s scholarly work appears in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Northwestern Law Review, California Law Review and many other esteemed journals.

Her media appearances include documentary films, such as Birthright, and featured appearances on episodes of Vice, To The Contrary, Point Taken, and various newscasts on NPR, PBS, NBC, CBS, and others. She is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing excellence in teaching, scholarship, and human rights advocacy.

Conference Objective

This talk evokes Dr. King and his advocacy for women’s reproductive rights as a moral concern on the 50th anniversary of his passing.

The talk points to Dr. King’s legacy in this regard and problematizes the intersection of privacy and morality.  Notably, the state has become a fallible and problematic arbiter of women’s morality.

As the policies that substantially burden women’s reproductive rights become normalized, these norms will affect broader segments of the population, placing greater numbers of women at risk.

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Date & Time

Wednesday, April 4 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm


1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

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