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Current Issues in Women’s Rights Advocacy – A Conversation with Wasserstein Fellows Julie Murray & Dina Bakst

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

From Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s temporary COVID-19 abortion ban to concerns of pregnant women about safe workplace conditions, the pandemic has surfaced a host of new issues that implicate women’s rights. Join OPIA for a conversation with Wasserstein Fellows Julie Murray, Senior Attorney with Planned Parenthood, Dina Bakst, Co-founder of A Better Balance, and moderator Amal Bass, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Women’s Law Project, to learn more about current challenges and opportunities in the women’s rights advocacy landscape.

Sponsored by OPIA, the Alliance for Reproductive Justice, and the Women’s Law Association.

Julie Murray is a staff attorney at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she represents the federation and Planned Parenthood affiliates around the country in litigation to defend access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion. Dina Bakst is Co-Founder and Co-President of A Better Balance, a national nonprofit legal advocacy organization that leverages the power of the law to advance justice for workers, so they can care for themselves and their loved ones without jeopardizing their economic security. 

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Please note that the views expressed by the speaker(s) are their own.

The Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Program brings outstanding public interest attorneys to Harvard Law School to counsel students about public service. The program recognizes exemplary lawyers who have distinguished themselves in public interest work and who can advise students who are considering similar career paths. All students are welcome and encouraged to learn more and meet one on one with our Wasserstein Fellows. 

If you’re a student at another Harvard-affiliated school and would like to attend this event, contact OPIA directly to register.

Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact OPIA in advance of the session.


October 8
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising