April Brown Bag: Abortion, the State, and Public Shaming through the Centuries

  • Center for Change 612 W. Main Street, Suite 200 Madison, WI 53703

Join us for the April "Women on Topic" Brown Bag lunch! Gender historian Natalie Deibel will present an interactive talk entitled "The Fruit of her Womb: Abortion, the State, and Public Shaming through the Centuries." This talk will investigate the striking legal and cultural similarities between seventeenth-century England and today's United States. Following her presentation, Natalie will lead a group-wide discussion focusing on the importance of history in modern feminism and how we can change the legal and cultural discourse surrounding maternal choice.

Natalie Deibel is a recent transplant from Washington, D.C. to Madison, where she has become active in NOW, NARAL, the WWN, and the Dane County League of Women Voters. She received her Master's degree and Master's of Philosophy in Gender and Sexuality History from George Washington University; through her program, she conducted research in archives and libraries in both the United Kingdom and the U.S. A lifelong teacher of students of all ages, she is eager to expand her non-profit and activist work while fighting for gender equality.

The April Brown Bag will take place in the WWN Conference Room, located in the Center for Change, 612 W. Main St., Suite 200, Madison. 

All "Women on Topic" Brown Bag discussions are free to WWN members. Non-members wishing to attend are encouraged to join the WWN at a reduced rate, or to give a small donation at any level at the door in support of the series. 

Have an idea for a great Brown Bag discussion topic or want more information about the series? Call us at 608-255-9809 or email info@wiwomensnetwork.org.