Recurring Events

Women’s Writing Circle

Women's Writing Circle, run by Jen Minotti, Artist-in-Residence at the Center, use expressive writing in a sacred circle as a way for women to deepen their understanding of themselves and others and to share written stories that honor and support the diverse voices of all women.

Past Events

Stop Abortion Bans Demonstration, Davis Square, Somerville, MA — May 21, 2019

We had a great turn out for this demonstration we organized with NARAL to #stopabortionbans!

Now is the time to demand that our state representatives pass the ROE Act, a bill in Massachusetts that would ensure access to safe, legal abortion for everyone regardless of their age or circumstances, and regardless of whether Roe v. Wade is overturned.

OBOS 50th Anniversary celebration: Our Bodies Ourselves Today — May 10. 2019

Thanks so much to those of you who were able to make this celebration such a success. At least three generations of feminists came together to celebrate the legacy of Our Bodies Ourselves and to look ahead to the future of women’s health activism. Each speaker brought a unique and critical voice to the table. Together, all contributed to a beautiful synergy that left so many feeling reconnected, hopeful, and recommitted to the feminist health movement.

If you missed this event, you can watch a recording of the panel.

A Brave Space: Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty About Domestic Violence on College Campuses — April 24, 2019

Lovern Gordon’s “Why I Stayed” workshop engaged the community about domestic violence and focused on how to help yourself and others rather than to focus on blame. 

“On Her Shoulders” A screening and discussion — April 16, 2020

Part of the Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson College, this event was co-presented by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston, the Center for Women's Health & Human Rights at Suffolk University, the Boston Women’s Film Festival, and the Independent Film Festival of Boston. The discussion was led by Dr. Amy Agigian. 

Hospital Land USA: Sociological Adventures in Medicalization — April 5, 2019

Author Wendy Simonds, PhD, gave a fascinating talk about U.S. hospitals and the dynamic processes by which medical authorities, institutions, and ideologies impact our everyday experiences, culture, and social life.