The Columbia Journal of Gender & Law is hosting a virtual symposium called, “Are You There, Law? It’s Me, Menstruation” on April 9-10, 2021. The event is free and open to the public (pre-registration required here).
Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) will deliver the keynote address. Author Judy Blume will make an appearance as well. The symposium is loosely inspired by the 50th anniversary of the publication of Blume’s young adult classic Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (1970) (as well as a tweet from over a year ago that set in motion planning for such a symposium).
The symposium highlights the work of more than forty authors, representing a diverse range of perspectives, both in print and online (check out some of the innovative short essays here).
The full symposium program is available here.
Speakers include practitioners, activists and scholars from other disciplines, as well as these law profs: Ann Bartow (UNH), Anita Bernstein (Brooklyn), Naomi Cahn (Virginia), Liz Cooper (Fordham) Chris Cotropia (Richmond), Michele Gilman (Baltimore), Beth Goldblatt (University of Technology Sydney), Valeria Gomez (Connecticut), Victoria J. Haneman (Creighton), Lolita Buckner Inniss (SMU), Kit Johnson (Oklahoma), Margaret E. Johnson (Baltimore), Marcy Karin (UDC), Pamela Laufer-Ukeles (Academic College of Law and Science, Hod Hasharon Israel), Prianka Nair (Brooklyn), Carla Spivack (OKCU), Linda Steele(University of Technology Sydney), Allison Tait (Richmond), Leslie Y. Tenzer (Pace), Emily Gold Waldman (Pace), and Deborah Widiss (Indiana-Maurer).
This Friday and Saturday, you can follow the conference on social media with the hashtag #areyoutherelaw.