Friday, October 31, 2003

9:00 a.m. Welcome: David Ferriero, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs

Opening plenary: Merle Hoffman, founder and director of Choices Women's Medical Center, New York City: Aborting Dialogue: Reclaiming Reality from Rhetoric, introduced by Dean Katharine Bartlett, Duke Law School (Rare Book Room)

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee break at the Women's Center

10:45 a.m. - noon Concurrent sessions

1. Intimate Partners: Documentary Film and Social Action with Karen Glynn, Special Collections Library; Dawn Dreyer, Center for Documentary Studies; Danette Pachtner, Lilly Library (Room 226)

2. Religion, Men and the Women's Movement with Mark Rutledge, Religious Life and Tim West, Southern Historical Collection, UNC (Rare Book Room)

3. From the Clinic to the Archives: Documenting the History of Abortion with Takey Crist, Crist Clinic for Women; Johanna Schoen, University of Iowa; Elizabeth Dunn and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Special Collections Library (Breedlove Room)

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Concurrent sessions

1. Student Activism and Organizing: What Role Does it Play at Duke? with with Betsy Alden, Kenan Institute for Ethics; Mazella Hall, Counseling and Psychological Services and their students Wintta Woldermariam, Jill Hopman, and Lauren Fath from Duke; and Leah Edwards and Liz Peterson from the Feminist Majority Foundation (Breedlove Room)

2. The North Carolina State Abortion Fund: Effects of Changing Policies on Births and Abortions with Phil Cook, Sanford Institute of Public Policy; Allan Parnell, Carolina Population Center; Susan Newcomer, National Institutes of Health (Room 226)

3. Abortion and the Alchemy of Race: Perspectives, Rights and International Politics with Sucheta Mazumdar, History Department; Anu Kumar, Ipas; Louise Davis Stone, retired editor; Tina Campt, Women's Studies (Rare Book Room)

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Coffee break sponsored by the Program in Women's Studies (outside the Rare Book Room, Perkins Library)

2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Plenary session

Clinic Administrators Discuss Their Work: Takey Crist, Crist Clinic for Women; Nancy Boothe and Jan Lockridge, Feminist Women's Health Center; Susan Hill and Ann Rose, National Women's Health Organization, moderated by Melissa Delbridge, Special Collections Library(Rare Book Room)

Saturday, November 1, 2003

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent sessions

1. Reproduction and Production: A Conversation on Work, Class, and Choice with Kathy Rudy, Women's Studies; Amy Laura Hall, Divinity School; Jeanette Stokes, Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South (Rare Book Room)

2. Thinking On Abortion in the 21st Century: History, Law and Ethics with Angela Roddey Holder, Center for the Study of Medical Ethics and Humanities; Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Medical School; Robyn Wiegman, Women's Studies (Room 226)

3. Undergraduates, Activism and Scholarship with Jean Fox O'Barr, Women's Studies; Jean Leonard, Women's Center; Ray Rodriguez, Student Health and their students, Kelly Quirk, Lauren Rodman and Ming Yi (Breedlove Room)

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee break sponsored by the Sallie Bingham Center (outside the Rare Book Room, Perkins Library)

10:45 - noon Closing plenary

Johanna Schoen, University of Iowa: Writing the History of Abortion, introduced by Robert Cook-Deegan, Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy (Rare Book Room)


This symposium and related exhibits were part of the 15th anniversary celebration of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture. The two exhibits, "The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture: Fifteen Years and Counting," and "A Century of Choices: Selections from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture" were on view in Perkins Library from October 24 – December 29, 2003. These programs were made possible with the support of Duke University's Kenan Institute for Ethics, Program in Women's Studies, Women's Center, and University Libraries.