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Women in Leadership

August 10, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


She’s speaking on Monday, August 10th on “The Accelerating Erosion of Women’s Reproductive Rights.”  Her research on gender and reproductive rights paints an appalling picture that we who support women’s rights need to understand so we can prepare to fight back.


Michele Goodwin is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at UCI and also holds appointments in the UCI Departments of Public Health and Gender and Sexuality Studies.  She is a nationally recognized scholar in the fields of reproductive justice, human trafficking and the role of law in science, medicine and biotechnology.  She has written dozens of articles and books, including her soon-to-be-published book, Policing the Womb, a chilling study of how some U.S. states, going far beyond merely trying to stop poor women from obtaining abortions, are now using criminal laws as a tool to incarcerate, punish and humiliate poor pregnant women.  Dr. Goodwin is a remarkable speaker who provides fascinating and disturbing information about the many ways women’s reproductive rights are being eroded throughout the country. 

Monday, August 10th

11:30-1:30 (reception at 11:30, lunch starts atnoon)

UCI University Club, 801 Peltason, Irvine

RSVP BY Friday, August 7th.

WIL Members: $30

Non-Members: $40

Sustaining Members: $5

Leadership Members: $5 and includes one free guest

Free if you join as a New Member either online when you make your reservation (go to “Join WIL” tab) or at the lunch.

Vegetarian option available

If you need to pay off-line, you can reserve by contacting Melinda Seely at or949-644-0278.


1. If you reserved and paid for a lunch, you will receive a refund if you cancel by the last day to RSVP on the invitation.

2. If you attend without prior payment, whether or not you have made a reservation, the cost at the door will be an additional $5.

3. We normally have space for walk-ins, especially at the University Club, but we are unable to guarantee space for you if you have not reserved and paid in advance

-The Board of Directors

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Women in Leadership


UCI University Club
801 Peltason
Irvine, CA United States
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