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On the Front Lines of Reproductive Rights

09/13/17 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Ave. Map

212-534-1672


13-09-2017 12:00:00 13-09-2017 12:00:00 America/New_York On the Front Lines of Reproductive Rights | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM As the first African American (and the first woman) to lead the Planned Parenthood Federation of America since Margaret Sanger founded the organization, Faye Wattleton has played a crucial role in defining our national debate over sex education, contraception, and abortion. In the second program in our series Who Controls Women's Health?: A Century of Struggle, Wattleton sits down with Marcela Micucci, a scholar of women's history and gender, to discuss the fraught history of women's access to birth control and the role of Planned Parenthood in debates over female reproductive autonomy. Who Controls Women's Health?: A Century of Struggle is a free, three-part talk series that examines key battles over women's ability to control their bodies, health choices, and fertility. It is developed in collaboration with the New York Academy of Medicine and supported by a grant from the Humanities New York. To view all programs in this series, click here. About the Speakers: Faye Wattleton served as president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America from 1978 to 1992. She is the author of a memoir, Life on the Line (1998), and now serves as a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in New York. Marcela Micucci is the Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral curatorial fellow at the Museum of the City of New York. She received her Ph.D. in U.S. History from Binghamton University, where she specialized in nineteenth-century women and gender history. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=245609 Museum of the City of New York Museum of the City of New York

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As the first African American (and the first woman) to lead the Planned Parenthood Federation of America since Margaret Sanger founded the organization, Faye Wattleton has played a crucial role in defining our national debate over sex education, contraception, and abortion. In the second program in our series Who Controls Women's Health?: A Century of Struggle, Wattleton sits down with Marcela Micucci, a scholar of women's history and gender, to discuss the fraught history of women's access to birth control and the role of Planned Parenthood in debates over female reproductive autonomy.

Who Controls Women's Health?: A Century of Struggle is a free, three-part talk series that examines key battles over women's ability to control their bodies, health choices, and fertility. It is developed in collaboration with the New York Academy of Medicine and supported by a grant from the Humanities New York. To view all programs in this series, click here.

About the Speakers: Faye Wattleton served as president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America from 1978 to 1992. She is the author of a memoir, Life on the Line (1998), and now serves as a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in New York.

Marcela Micucci is the Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral curatorial fellow at the Museum of the City of New York. She received her Ph.D. in U.S. History from Binghamton University, where she specialized in nineteenth-century women and gender history.

Venue Description: Open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm. $10; $6, seniors/students; free, 12 & under.

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