Talk of the Bay
Talk of the Bay
Taking Heart as Roe V Wade Falters with Bettina Aptheker
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On Talk of the Bay, June 13, 2022 Christine Barrington interviews UCSC Distinguished Professor Emerita Bettina Aptheker to solicit her insights on the rapidly deteriorating right to choose in the United States. As one of the core actors in the Free Speech Movement and the successful effort to free Angela Davis, Professor Aptheker understands the power of coordinated citizen action in achieving unexpected outcomes in the face of great odds. With her decades of teaching experience in the Feminist Studies department at UCSC Bettina brings knowledge, depth, and wisdom to the underlying dynamics that have brought us to this political point in American history where women’s autonomy is, yet again, up for discussion in male-dominated halls of power.

Resources and articles mentioned in this interview:

Coursera Courses: Join for free and enjoy Professor Aptheker’s 4-part course: Feminism and Social Justice

Bettina’s Memoir: Intimate Politics: How I Grew Up Red, Fought for Free Speech and Became A Feminist Rebel

Adrienne Rich: Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution. And: On Lies, Secrets and Silence

NY Times: Article by Amanda Taub The 17th Century English Judge behind Abortion and Rape Rulings Today

NY Times: Article by Amanda Taub Roots of Gun Rights Escalation in Wake of Brown V The Board of Education

Four Directions:   Indigenous Voting Access (Excellent site for learning about Indigenous GOTV efforts and how to support these initiatives through your efforts and donations.)

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