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October 10, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Community Arts Auditorium | Map
450 Reuther Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: 0
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Join the WSU Alumni Association to hear from Melissa Murray, renowned professor of law and co-director of the Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network at New York University. She will explore the political, legal, economic and social factors that influence reproduction and parenting, touching on race, ethnicity, socioeconomics and sexual orientation — as well as how the changing composition of the Supreme Court could affect reproductive rights in America.

Murray is a leading expert in family law, constitutional law, and reproductive rights and justice. Her award-winning research has appeared in numerous legal journals, and she has translated her scholarly writing for wider audiences in publications such as The New York Times, the Washington Post and Newsweek. She also has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NPR and PBS to offer legal commentary.  

This Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives lecture will be moderated by John Corvino, dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. The presentation will include a Q&A and will be followed by a reception.

Presented in partnership with the Irvin D. Reid Honors College and Greater Detroit Association Phi Beta Kappa, this event is free and open to the public but space is limited; reservations are required. 

For more information about this event, please contact Office of Alumni Relations at 313-577-2300 or