Roe v Wade Anniversary Dinner

7 Apr 2015

Roe v Wade Anniversary Dinner

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Yates Common 104

Yates Common Room

Please join LSRJ for our annual Roe v. Wade Anniversary Dinner. We are honored to have UVM Professor Ellen Andersen speak. Community members and students are welcome to join.

“Then and Now: What the Politics of Abortion in the Nineteenth Century can Teach us about the Politics of Abortion Today.”

Tuesday, April 7, 6:00-8:00

Yates Common Room, Vermont Law School

Ellen Andersen is an Associate Professor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and Political Science at the University of Vermont and specializes in American politics and public law. She is particularly interested in how individuals and social movements try to use the law to effect social change, a subject she has explored from several perspectives. Her book, Out of the Closets and into the Courts: Legal Opportunity Structure and Gay Rights Litigation (University of Michigan Press, 2005; updated in 2006), explores the promise and limits of legal mobilization as a tactic for advancing gay rights claims. One of her current research projects focuses on the politics of same sex marriage. Another looks at the multi-movement activism. She has also penned a series of articles on AIDSactivism. Her work has appeared in a variety of professional journals, including the American Journal of Political Science and the American Sociological Review (forthcoming).

Professor Andersen is currently the president of the Sexuality & Politics section of the American Political Science Association. She has a 20-year history of activism on issues relating to sex and sexuality.

To read an interview with Professor Andersen on the Supreme Court's recent decision to take on same-sex marriage, visit:

​Please by sure to RSVP by April 6th as seats for this event fill quickly. Tickets are $5 and can be bought here.​

Questions? Concerns? Contact Kelsey Bain at