Community Conversation: ‘Post-election Review: Reproductive Rights & Justice’

November 15, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

On Friday, Nov. 18, Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners are invited to participate in the final installment of a popular series of Community Conversations that have created spaces for constructive and thoughtful dialogue across different perspectives, opinions and beliefs.

After the successful passage of Proposal 3 in last week’s midterm elections, the Office for Health Equity & Inclusion (OHEI) and the Office for Medical School Education (OMSE) will host their fourth Community Conversation, “Post-Election Review: Reproductive Rights & Justice.” 

The Zoom webinar will be held from noon-1:30 p.m., and interested participants can RSVP here.

The Nov. 18 session will focus on how the Michigan election results will affect access to abortion care at Michigan Medicine and delve into a broader conversation around reproductive justice nationally which includes the opportunity to safely have a child and raise and nurture children in safe and healthy environments.  

Introductory speaker: Deborah R. Berman, M.D., interim assistant dean for admissions, professor of obstetrics and gynecology

Moderator: Rushika Patel, Ph.D., chief inclusion officer, U-M School of Nursing


Dee Fenner, M.D., chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology  

Lisa Harris, M.D., Ph.D., Wallace and Janet Jeffries Collegiate Professor of Reproductive Health, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s and gender studies 

Kate Flewelling, J.D., associate general counsel, U-M Office of the Vice President and General Counsel  

Monica McLemore, R.N., M.P.H., Ph.D., interim director, University of Washington Center for Antiracism in Nursing 

With this final session, OHEI and OMSE have coordinated six hours of community dialogue for more than 500 attendees and viewers of session recordings. 

The series, which was initially established to encourage dialogue about the Spring 2022 White Coat Ceremony, has featured a diverse group of experts (by race, gender, disability status, institution and profession, including doctors, nurses, social workers. lawyers, social media and policy experts) from inside and outside U-M.  

Following are previous Community Conversations with a link to the recording of each:

For more information on the Nov. 18 Community Conversation, click here.