GENDER, PARENTING, AND THE LAW: A Symposium Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Stanford Law School

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Parenting, Gender, and the Law is a symposium sponsored by the Stanford Journal for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, with support from the Clayman Institute, Stanford University Feminist Studies Department, Graduate Student Council at Stanford University, and Stanford Law School. The symposium will provide a forum for academics, legal practitioners, and community organizers and activists to share ground-breaking work on a number of urgent parenthood-related civil rights issues. The Symposium will be open to Stanford students, faculty, and the community at large.

Cherrie Moraga, writer, poet, and playwright, and Artist-in-Resident at Stanford University, will give the Opening Address.

Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland and Ellis Professor at Northwestern University Law School, will give the Keynote Address.

Panel topics include: New Reproductive Technologies and the Law, Parenting and the Criminal Justice System, Parenting and Labor, and LGBT parenting. Each panel will discuss issues of gender, state views of parenthood, and the legal rights of parents. Panel descriptions are here. The agenda can be viewed here.

More information here!

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