Cancelled due to illness -- Linda Gordon, a pioneer in the study of women and gender throughout history, is speaking at CCSU on November 11th, 2010 at 4 p.m. The lecture, “Birth Control and Abortion: A Long Historical View,” will take place in the Philbrick/Camp Room located in the CCSU Student Center. The lecture is FREE and open to all audiences. Parking is available in campus garages.
Gordon’s first book, Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: The History of Birth Control in America, remains the definitive history of birth-control politics in the U.S. since its publication in 1976 and was a runner-up for the National Book Award. The book was revised and re-published in 2002 under the new title, The Moral Property of Women.
Gordon’s other work has focused on family violence, child abuse, single mothers, and most recently a study on depression era photographer Dorothea Lange. Throughout her publishing career she has won the Joan Kelly Prize of the American Historical Association, the Berkshire Prize, the Gustavus Myers Human Rights Award, and the Bancroft Prize for best work in American history. She is a professor at NYU and regularly lectures to audiences across America.
CCSU’s Ruthe Boyea Women’s Center is teaming up with the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program and the Committee on the Concerns of Women (CCW) to make this event possible, and encourage students and community members alike to attend.