Reproductive Justice Symposium

February 8, 2018

In honor of Roe v. Wade’s forty-fifth anniversary, the Gender Institute, in cooperation with the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, presented all-day symposium on how national conversations revolving around reproductive justice impact local communities and vice versa.

Keynote: Dr. Jamila Perritt.

Local panelists: Dr. Katharine Morrison, Buffalo Women Services, Dierra Jenkins, Buffalo Black Lives Matter, Vanessa Glushefki, CPA, Esq., and Mary Badame, Board Member, NY Abortion Access Fund

Introduction: Carrie Bramen, Director, UB Gender Institue
Opening Remarks: Dr. Gale Burstein, Commissioner of Health, Erie County


Keynote: Dr. Jamila Perritt: Power, Privilege and Self-Determination: Examining the Provider's Role in Advancing Reproductive Justice

Dr. Jamilla Perritt

Local Panel: Dr. Katharine Morrison

Dr. Katharine Morrison

Local Panel: Vanessa Glushefski

Vanessa Glushefski

Local Panel: Mary Badame

Mary Badame

Local Panel: Dierra Jenkins

Dierra Jenkins