Russell Library to Host Program Focused on Anniversary of Landmark Supreme Court Decision, Roe v. Wade

August 27, 2013 – 12:29 PM

Forty years after the Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, the abortion debate continues to divide the American public. On Wednesday, October 30 from 6-8 PM the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a discussion event focused on the anniversary and legacy of the decision in room 285 of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Library.

In collaboration UGA School of Law professors Randy Beck and Lori Ringhand, the Russell Library staff has created a program that will provide both short presentations on the topic at hand as well as time for attendees to talk through the topic-related issues. Trained moderators from the Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia will be on hand to help engage and facilitate these conversations. The program aims to create a rich discussion environment with a variety of perspectives from students, staff, faculty, and community members.

 This event is one in a series of three titled “It Was a Big Year” to be hosted by the Russell Library this October, all inspired by the ongoing exhibit Now and Then: 1973 currently on display in the Library Gallery.


Contact: Jan Levinson, (706) 542-5788,

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