The Columbia Journal for Gender & Law has posted here the full schedule for the Symposium “Are You There Law? It’s Me, Menstruation” to be held on April 9-10, 2021 via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required here.
Highlights of the program include a keynote address by Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), the sponsor of the Menstrual Equity for All Act and other menstruation-related legislation.
There will also be a special guest appearance by author Judy Blume! The program coincides (almost) with the 50th anniversary of the publication of her young adult classic Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (1970). The program also celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.
Some of the symposium papers are already up in draft form on SSRN:
Margaret E. Johnson, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Center on Applied Feminism, University of Baltimore: Asking the Menstruation Question to Achieve Menstrual Justice
Bridget J. Crawford, Professor of Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University: #BloodyBarPocalypse: Unconstitutional Tampon Bans at the Bar Exam
Emily Gold Waldman, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Strategic Planning, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University: Compared to What? Menstruation, Pregnancy, and the Complexities of Comparison
Deborah A. Widiss, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Research, Indiana University Maurer School of Law: Menstruation Discrimination and the Problem of Shadow Precedents
Naomi Cahn, University of Virginia School of Law, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Distinguished Professor of Law, Nancy L. Buc ’69 Research Professor in Democracy and Equity, Director, Family Law Center, University of Virginia School of Law: Justice for the Menopause: A Research Agenda
Christopher A. Cotropia, Dennis I. Belcher Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law: Law’s Ability to Further the “Menstrual Movement”
Marcy Lynn Karin, Jack and Lovell Olender Professor of Law; Director, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law & Valeria Gomez, William R. Davis Clinical Teaching Fellow, University of Connecticut School of Law: Menstrual Justice in Immigration Detention
Victoria J. Haneman, Frank J. Kellegher Professor of Trusts & Estates, Creighton University School of Law: Menstrual Capitalism, Period Poverty and the Role of the B Corporation