Working for Reproductive Rights in the Obama Era: at Home and Abroad

Posted April 7th, 2009 at 6:24 pm.

The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center and the Anthropology Department at Bryn Mawr College present

“Working for Reproductive Rights in the Obama Era: at Home and Abroad”

Dayle Steinberg, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Veena Siddharth ‘ 84

Tuesday April 14, 7:30 pm

Ely Room, Wyndham

Dayle Steinberg, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania (PPSP), began her career there in 1978 as a graduate intern. PPSP – the region’s leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider – annually serves more than 60,000 women, teens, and men through its 12 health centers, education programs, and public advocacy initiatives. Dayle has made more than 50 television appearances, and can be heard often on NPR and other stations commenting on reproductive health care concerns. Dayle’s talk will focus on PPSP’s three-part role in the local community:reproductive health care services, sexuality education programs, and public advocacy initiatives. She’ll discuss PPSP’s efforts that are specifically delivered to young people and also those that encourage their involvement.

Veena Siddharth ’84 began pursuing issues of poverty and rights in developing countries as a Bryn Mawr student. Following her graduation, she lived and worked in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, focusing her career on issues related to poverty and powerlessness in such areas as women’s rights, human rights, economic security for women, refugee assistance, education, and HIV/AIDS. Veena’s talk will focus on how Planned Parenthood works with allies in the United States and abroad to ensure that all women and men have the right and the means to meet their seuxal and reproductive healthcare needs. She will also address Planned Parenthood’s strategy for working with the Obama Administration to improve U.S. policies affecting women’s health and rights overseas.

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