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Roe on the Line: An Abortion Access Briefing

November 29, 2021
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm


On December 1st, the Supreme Court will hear a case in which the state of Mississippi has asked the Court to overrule Roe v. Wade and end the constitutional right to abortion. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization challenges a state law that bans abortions after 15 weeks; it will be the first time since 1973—the year of Roe v. Wade—that the Court will rule on a pre-viability abortion ban.

Meanwhile, 22 states have laws that could be used to restrict the legal status of abortion if Roe is overturned. And in Texas, Senate Bill 8 went into effect in September, effectively eliminating nearly all abortion care in the state.

Against this dire backdrop, what does the fight for reproductive freedom look like in 2022 and beyond? Join The Meteor and the United State of Women for Roe on the Line: An Abortion Access Briefing on Monday, November 29 at 6 pm ET to find out. We’ll hear from legal experts and grassroots organizers about the road ahead, including:

  • Michelle Colón, co-founder, SHERo Mississippi
  • Julie F. Kay, human rights attorney and co-author of Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom
  • Mini Timmaraju, president, NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Moderator Susie Banikarim, founding member of The Meteor and award-winning journalist, director, producer, and media strategist

Please join us for this informative free briefing, and spread the word—everyone is welcome!

Julie F. Kay

An experienced and passionate advocate for quality, attorney Julie F. Kay (she/her) is an expert on women’s human rights domestically and internationally. Kay is the co-author with Kathryn Kolbert of Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom. In ABC v. Ireland, Kay helped lay the groundwork for the legalization of abortion in Ireland.

Mini Timmaraju

Mini Timmaraju (she/her) is the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. A seasoned campaigner, skilled coalition-builder, and high-impact organizer, she has over 20 years of experience leading federal, state, and local campaigns, as well as advocacy efforts around reproductive rights, gender justice, and racial justice. She has advised the Biden-Harris Administration on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and served as Women’s Vote Director on the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. (Photo credit: Les Talusan)

Susie Banikarim

Susie Banikarim (she/her) was most recently Head of Newsgathering and EVP at Vice News, and has run newsrooms from Gizmodo to The Daily Beast. An Emmy award-winning journalist, filmmaker, media strategist, and founding member of The Meteor, she speaks globally on issues of leadership, diversity and inclusion. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, she is the director and executive producer of the documentary, “Enemies of the People: Trump and the Political Press.”

Michelle Colón

As a lifelong grass roots, social justice activist, and organizer, Michelle Colón has worked in two of the most hostile environments protecting, defending, and expanding abortion rights and access for women/girls of color in Mississippi and Texas. An unapologetic Abortion Freedom Fighter, Michelle has led and organized many large scale, pro-abortion events, co-founded the Pink House Defenders, and fought against anti abortion and voter disenfranchising legislation. She is a co-founder and executive director of SHERo (Sisters Helping Every Woman Rise and Organize), a Black Women’s Collective working to help Black women/girls and femmes, regardless of gender identity, preference or sexual orientation, find their path to liberation, through a holistic approach that dismantles oppressive patriarchy by achieving full inclusion, leadership, and equality through community organizing.

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    November 29, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Event Category:


    United States