What Now? Reproductive Freedom in A Post-Roe America

With the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade, reproductive freedom in America looks a lot different now than it did a few months ago. Women all over the country lost access to safe abortions and lost the right to make decisions about their own bodies.

Join us for “What Now? Reproductive Freedom in A Post-Roe America,” a reading and discussion group facilitated by Louise A. Sullivan-Blum.

Over the course of 4 months, we will be reading 4 books that help guide our monthly discussions about women’s reproductive freedom.

Books will be provided and will be for you to keep.

This group is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Facilitated by Professor Emeritus Louise Sullivan-Blum, our discussions will spring from the following readings:

  • The New Handbook for a Post-Roe America, by Robin Marty
  • Killing the Black Body, by Dorothy Roberts
  • This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor, by Susan Wicklund
  • The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion, by Diana Greene Foster





Thursday, October 20, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Thursday, January 19, 2022

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The ARTS Council
79 West Market Street
Corning, NY 14830

We ask that if you’d like to join this group you commit to attending all 4 meetings. We understand that things come up that can’t be helped, but in an effort to create a safe space for discussion, we would like to create one cohort that stays together throughout this journey.

You will be able to pick up your first book at The ARTS Council by the end of September. Each subsequent book will be available at each meeting. All books must be returned to The ARTS Council as they are on loan to us from Humanities New York.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Attendance is capped at 15 so claim your spot early! After registration closes you will receive an email with details about the group and book pick-up.

Register Here

About Louise A. Sullivan-Blum

After receiving her MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Louise A. Sullivan-Blum spent 28 years teaching writing and literature at Mansfield University. In addition to designing and directing a minor in Creative Writing, she developed and taught courses in LGBTQ Literature, Graphic Novel, Disaster Lit, Young Adult Lit, and Protest Lit. She is the author of two published books, Amnesty, a Lambda Literary Award finalist for fiction, and You’re Not From Around Here, Are You? A Lesbian in Small-Town America, a memoir. She is a MacDowell fellow, and her short work has appeared in a range of literary magazines and anthologies, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and selected for inclusion in Best American Essays. Her essay, How it Ends, about one woman’s battle with breast cancer, appeared in the March 2020 issue of The Sun Magazine. She has given readings of her work in dozens of cities ranging from San Francisco to Montreal.

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