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The Gandhian Forum for Peace & Justice seeks to promote dialog and education on some of the greatest challenges that confront the human race in the 21st century: resolving conflicts, eliminating war, and advancing the cause of social justice. We hope that we can help make this campus a place where such conversations flourish, and a catalyst for encouraging engagement with these concerns in the wider community.

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Katha Pollitt

Columnist for The Nation, Award-Winning Writer, and Poet

Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 2:00-3:15 pm
Ballroom A, William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ, 07470.
Directions: http://www.wpunj.edu/directories/directions-and-map.dot

Have you ever wondered:Katha Pollitt

  • What does abortion mean for the lives of real women and men and families?

  • Why are reproductive rights under attack across the country?

  • What about the "personhood" of the fetus?

No one is better suited to help us address these questions than feminist thinker and award-winning writer Katha Pollitt, whose recent book, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights—named a New York Times Notable Book of 2014—is a powerful and impassioned contribution to this important conversation.

All Are Welcome! Free Admission

For more information, please contact Prof. Steve Shalom at 973-720-3433, shaloms@wpunj.edu

 Co-sponsored by the Departments of Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology, and Women's & Gender Studies, the Asian Studies Program, the Race & Gender Project, the Women's Center, the Cheng Library, the Cotsakos College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and the Office of the Provost

Peace symbolSee our list of resources on Gandhi, nonviolence, peace, and justice, including resources for teachers, academic and research links, and activist organizations.

See our list of WPU courses that substantially address issues of peace and justice.

BooksSee our list of Suggested Readings on peace and justice.