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Ross Speaks on Women's Rights, Oct. 26

  • Published: October 19, 2010


  • Loretta J. Ross speaks on "Women's Rights are Human Rights" on Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public
  • Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies program at Nazareth

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Media: Julie Long at (585) 389-2456

Lecture: Sekile Nzinga-Johnson,  director of Women and Gender Studies at (585) 389-2739

Ross Speaks on Women's Rights, Oct. 26

Nazareth College’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program presents its fall lecture with Loretta J. Ross, an expert on human rights, women’s issues and diversity issues. She will speak on Women’s Rights Are Human Rights on Oct. 26 from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.  It is free and open to the public and takes place in the Shults Center Forum on the Nazareth College Campus, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. For more information, please contact Dr. Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, director of Women and Gender Studies at (585) 389-2739.

Ross is a founding member and current national coordinator of SisterSong, which is a women of color reproductive health collective, composed of 70 women of color organizations across the country. Ross is presently writing a book on reproductive rights titled Black Abortion. In 2004, she was national co-director of the March for Women’s Lives in Washington D.C., one the largest protest marches in U.S. history with more than one million participants. She is a political commentator for Pacifica News Service, and has appeared as a political commentator on Good Morning America, The Charlie Rose Show, CNN and BET. She was one of the first African American women to direct a rape crisis center in the U.S. in the 1970’s. She also organized the first national conference for Women of Color and Reproductive Rights in 1987.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is a coeducational college with undergraduate and graduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. The College is located on 150 scenic acres near Rochester, New York, and currently enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. Nazareth has a strong commitment to experience-based learning and civic engagement. In the past decade, Nazareth has produced 18 Fulbright recipients and two Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships. For more information on the College, visit

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