Planned Parenthood in Maryland: A Vital Community Resource
Thursday, May 3, 2018 · 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Carole McCann, Professor and Chair, Gender + Women's Studies, UMBC
This talk highlights Carole McCann’s project on Planned Parenthood of Maryland (PPM), which marked its 90th anniversary in 2017. Working with local archives and PPM, McCann is reconstructing the history of the organization through the work of its staff and community members, whose efforts made PPM a respected public health institution and vital affiliate in the national Planned Parenthood Federation.
Speaker bio: Carole McCann is a Professor and the Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1987. She served as Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, from 1998 to 2005 and from 2008 to the present. She holds an Affiliate Faculty appointment in the Language, Literacy and Culture Doctoral Program, and serves as coordinator for the Comparative Globalizations track of the Global Studies Program.
Sponsored by the Gender + Women’s Studies Department; the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the Dresher Center for the
Humanities; and the Social Sciences Forum.