Making Our Voices Heard: Women’s Rights Today

A public lecture by Sandra Fluke, women’s rights activist.

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Simon Hall’s May Auditorium Washington University in St. Louis

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO

Sandra Fluke’s presentation was followed by a response from Washington University Vice Provost and William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law, Adrienne D. Davis.

Lecture Co-Sponsors: Assembly Series, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, American Culture Studies, Student Health Advisory Committee, Health Promotion Services, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, V-Day Student Group, Woman’s Club of Washington University, Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice.

About Sandra Fluke

From the beginning, Sandra Fluke has devoted her career to public interest advocacy.  In February 2012, she testified before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the need to provide access to contraception.  She has since spoken about this and other issues of concern to women and young people across news outlets including The New York TimesWashington Post, TIME Magazine, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS television.

Sandra recently graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center as a Public Interest Law Scholar with a Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies.  She was awarded the 2012 National Association of Women Lawyers Award and a Dean’s Certificate, and was recognized for her extensive pro bono representation of victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.  During law school, she also engaged in human rights advocacy in Kenya.

Prior to attending Georgetown, Sandra created and led the Program Evaluation Initiative for Sanctuary for Families in New York City, ensuring high quality services to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.  She also served on the Manhattan Borough President’s Taskforce on Domestic Violence and co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which successfully lobbied for legislation allowing LGBTQ, teen, and other victims of intimate partner violence to access civil orders of protection.

In 2003, Sandra received a BS from Cornell University in Policy Analysis and Management, as well as Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with her fiancé, Adam, and their dog, Mr. President.