Reading from a Memoir-in-Progress
Amy Agigian discussed and read from her memoir-in-progress, The First House: A Memoir of Mom, Berkeley, and Beyond, Thursday, April 21, from 1:00-2:15 PM, in the Poetry Center in Suffolk's Sawyer Library. This was part of the Library's Speaker Series.
Women's Writing Circles, April 12 and May 3
Jennifer Minotti, our Visiting Artist, facilitated four free Women's Writing Circles this year. Gathering in circle, women wrote from creative prompts as an entry point to explore emotions, themes, personal histories, shared truths, joy, grief, shame, and those things that matter most to us in our hearts. They then shared and listened, inviting each participant to be courageous, vulnerable and compassionate truth-tellers and witnesses to others' personal stories. This type of no-pressure, expressive writing process holds many benefits for the individual and the group. Women of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, and other differences were welcome.
International Women's Day Event
March 28th, 2:30-3:45, Amenities Conference Room, 73 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Dr. Connie Chow, Visiting Social Entrepreneur at the Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights, discussed her work incorporating STEM for school age girls in Ghana. We also introduced our student group, The Women’s Health and Empowerment Network! Please see our flyer here.
Menstrual Health and Reproductive Justice: Human Rights across the Lifespan: June 4-6, Boston, Massachusetts
Experts from around the world traveled to Boston in June 2015, to attend Menstrual Health and Reproductive Justice: Human Rights Across the Lifespan, the 21st biennial conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. The conference brought together researchers, clinicians, artists, performers, educators, policy analysts, and social entrepreneurs to explore how menstrual health is central to women’s ability to lead lives of dignity and well being in every society in every part of the world.
The conference took place at The Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights, Suffolk University, Boston, on June 4-6, 2015. Keynote speaker Loretta Ross was one of 12 women who developed the concept of “Reproductive Justice”—which intersects social justice and reproductive rights, or as Ross puts it, “brings human rights home by looking at the totality of women’s lives.”