OBOS co-founders (left to proper) Norma Swenson, Paula Doress-Worters, Joan Ditzion & Judy Norsigian at an “Our Our bodies Ourselves: Then & Now” fiftieth anniversary occasion in November 2019 in Newton, MA
Every year, Our Our bodies Ourselves participates in varied occasions that characteristic or rejoice the historical past, legacy, and ongoing work of OBOS. This previous 12 months, attributable to Covid-19, the occasions have been held just about. Whereas we’ve missed seeing a few of you in individual, we’re glad that lots of the occasions have been recorded and might now be watched from residence!
Under is an inventory of occasions obtainable to stream:
In October, OBOS co-founder Wendy Sanford printed her highly effective new memoir, “These Partitions Between Us: A Memoir of Friendship Throughout Race and Class.” Porter Sq. Books celebrated the publication with a web-based e book speak. Watch a replay of the occasion. (Please be aware: to look at the replay, click on on “register” after which enter your electronic mail tackle. It will assist you to see the replay.)
Final month, the Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde and Our Our bodies Ourselves celebrated the publication of the primary quantity of “Nossos Corpos por Nós Mesmas,” a Brazilian Portuguese adaptation of “Our Our bodies, Ourselves.” The occasion featured “Nossos Corpos” undertaking coordinator Raquel Pereira and e book crew member Janine Pimentel, OBOS co-founders Judy Norsigian and Norma Swenson, and pioneering Brazilian researchers on ladies, well being and sexuality, Simone Diniz and Sonia Corrêa. Be taught extra in regards to the occasion and watch a replay.
In August, OBOS board members Diana Namumbejja Abwoye and Judy Norsigian have been invited to talk at a Digital Radcliffe Ebook Discuss, organized in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the e book’s first version and in reference to the Boston Ladies’s Well being Ebook Collective Data housed in Schlesinger Library. The speak, moderated by Wendy Kline, a historical past of medication professor at Purdue College, featured OBOS board members Diana Namumbejja Abwoye and Judy Norsigian. Notice: For many who requested about how one can assist both a reprinting of the Luganda adaptation that Diana spoke about or a brand new adaptation into Acholi (for ladies in northern Uganda): you’ll be able to ship earmarked donations by way of examine to Our Our bodies Ourselves, PO Field 590403, Newton Middle, MA 02459.
In April, the Boston College College of Public Well being held an occasion titled The Ladies’s Well being Motion: Celebrating 50 Years of Our Our bodies Ourselves. The panel of specialists included Judy Norsigian, co-founder and board chair of Our Our bodies Ourselves; Nashira Baril, founding father of the Neighborhood Beginning Middle; Charlie Ruth Castro, co-founder of Fundación Mujeres Con Derechos, and Wendy Chavkin, professor emerita on the Columbia Mailman College of Public Well being.
In March, Suffolk College Summa Society held a webinar on “The Evolution of Our Our bodies Ourselves.” OBOS co-founder and board chair Judy Norsigian, OBOS board member Diana Namumbejja Abwoye, and director of Suffolk College’s Middle for Ladies’s Well being and Human Rights Amy Agigian mentioned the historical past of Our Our bodies Ourselves and the forthcoming Our Our bodies Ourselves At this time on-line platform. Watch a video of the occasion.
Final November, the Waltham Public Library held an occasion titled “Then and Now: Our Our bodies Ourselves: The Roots of the Ladies’s Well being Motion” that featured interviews with OBOS co-founders Joan Ditzion and Judy Norsigian.
And at last, additionally in November, the BBC produced a beautiful hour-long radio documentary on the historical past and influence of Our Our bodies Ourselves. Hearken to the documentary.