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Choice Week 2018!

1. Monday, March 19th, 2018 - Catholics for Choice: Reproductive Justice is a Catholic Value

We're excited to present the first event of Choice Week 2018: a discussion with Sonja Spoo, Domestic Program Associate at Catholics for Choice! What does it mean to be Catholic and pro-choice? Is there room for Catholics in the reproductive justice movement? Is there room for reproductive justice activists in the Catholic community? Who controls the assumed narrative of anti-choice Catholics and how can we change this? Join us as we explore the intersections of Catholic identity and reproductive justice!

2. Tuesday, March 20th - Maternal Mortality in the United States

The United States is the only high-income country in the world in which the maternal mortality rate is increasing. Despite a global trend in the opposite direction, this issue continues to affect women and people who become pregnant in the United States, particularly black and low-income women. Professor Myriam Vuckovic joins us to discuss the causes and implications of this tragic reality. Myriam Vuckovic is a Professor of International Health in Georgetown’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. Professor Vuckovic has previously worked at the German International Cooperation (GIZ) in Tanzania and spent three years as a Technical Advisor to the Tanzanian Government on HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health issues. Professor Vuckovic holds a D.Phil from the University of Kansas in American Studies and a M.Sc. in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.