After Dobbs: the Assault on Reproductive Justice and Equality 

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Join us for a series of multi-disciplinary panels and interactive discussions with leading scholars, activists, practitioners, and elected officials about the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, which overturned Roe v. Wade and decimated the fundamental right to abortion and bodily autonomy.

Friday, September 16 – Virtual Symposium

Introduction and Opening Remarks

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Welcome and Keynote Address

Panel 1: The Paths to Dobbs: History, Ideology, and Race

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST


Michele Goodwin, University of Irvine School of Law, Kathryn Kolbert, Reproductive Rights Litigator & Journalist, Krystal Leaphart, National Birth Equality Collective, Ria Tabacco Mar, ACLU Women’s Rights Project, Rafia Zakaria, African American Policy Forum, Mary Ziegler, Florida State University College of Law

Panel 2: The Meanings and Effects of Dobbs: Originalism, Criminalization, and Health Justice

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST


Katherine Franke, Columbia University Law School, Kimala Price, San Diego State University and Sistersong, Women of Color for Reproductive Justice Collective, Lupe Rodríguez, Latina Institute, Dana Sussman, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Robin West, Georgetown University Law Center

Panel 3: The Futures of Dobbs: Opportunities, Activism, and Creative Rage

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST


Leila Abolfazli, National Women’s Law Center, Sherry Boston, DeKalb County, GA District Attorney, Caitlin Chin, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Victoria Nourse, Georgetown University Law Center, Elizabeth Platt, Columbia Law School Law, Rights, and Religion Project, Anna Rupani, Fund Texas Choice

Closing Remarks

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST


Vanessa Fuentes, Austin City Council Member and Jose Vela, Austin City Council Member 

Zoom Captioned and ASL Interpreted

Please contact with any questions about the event, and by 9/12 for accessibility requests.