The events below feature OBOS founders, board members, and other people who are part of the Our Bodies Ourselves community. Videos are available for many of the past events.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Event: Aging Women Transforming Cultural Myths: An Intergenerational Conversation
Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m. ET
Details: OBOS co-founder Joan Ditzion will be leading this workshop, as part of the Sage-ing International 2021 Online Summit, Evolving Elders: Shifting from “I” to “We”. More info.
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Event: The Origins of Our Bodies Ourselves
Time: 7 – 8 p.m. ET
Details: For 50 years, the book “Our Bodies, Ourselves” has set the standard for frank, informative facts about women’s health care. Hear from Newton-based founding members of the Boston Women’s Health Collective about how they created the first stapled booklet and how their then-revolutionary approach to health care grew into an international bestseller. Why did the book catch on and what made it appealing to generations of readers? A discussion follows. Sponsored by Historic Newton. More info.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Event: Book Talk for “These Walls Between Us”
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Details: Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event to celebrate the release of OBOS co-founder Wendy Sanford’s “These Walls Between Us: A Memoir of Friendship Across Race and Class.” Wendy will be joined in conversation by Brian Corr. This event is free and open to all, hosted virtually via Crowdcast. Watch a replay of the event. (Please note: to watch the replay, click on “register” and then enter your email address. This will allow you to see the replay.)
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Thursday, September 23, 2021
Event: Celebration of the publication of “Nossos Corpos por Nós Mesmas”
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. Sao Paulo
Details: The Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde and Our Bodies Ourselves invite you to celebrate the publication of the first volume of “Nossos Corpos por Nós Mesmas,” a Portuguese translation and adaptation of “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” Please join us as we talk with “Nossos Corpos” project coordinator Raquel Pereira and book team member Janine Pimentel, OBOS co-founders Judy Norsigian and Norma Swenson, and pioneering Brazilian researchers on women, health & sexuality, Simone Diniz and Sonia Corrêa. Simultaneous translation. Learn more about the event and watch a replay.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Event: “Our Bodies, Ourselves” Book Talk
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
Details: Join OBOS board members Diana Namumbejja Abwoye and Judy Norsigian for a virtual talk on the 50 year anniversary of the first edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” The event is part of the summer series of Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks. Free but advance registration is required. Watch a video of the event.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Event: The Women’s Health Movement: Celebrating 50 Years of Our Bodies Ourselves
Time: 4:30 – 6 p.m. EST
Details: The Boston University School of Public Health is convening a panel of experts to discuss a range of topics related to women’s health. Panelists include Judy Norsigian, cofounder of Our Bodies Ourselves; Nashira Baril, founder of the Neighborhood Birth Center; Charlie Ruth Castro, cofounder of Fundación Mujeres Con Derechos, and Wendy Chavkin, professor emerita at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. The event is free but advance registration is required. Watch a video of the event.
Monday, March 22, 2021
Event: Webinar: “The Evolution of Our Bodies Ourselves”
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET
Details: Join OBOS co-founder Judy Norsigian, OBOS board member Diana Namumbejja Abwoye, and director of Suffolk University’s Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights Amy Agigian for a discussion on the history and future of Our Bodies Ourselves. The event is sponsored by the Suffolk Summa Society. Watch a video of the event.
Monday, March 8, 2021
Event: Boston Area International Women’s Day Virtual Brunch
Time: 11:30 – 1 p.m. EST
Details: Designed to commemorate International Women’s Day, this event will feature a panel of women leaders discussing what a racial justice and feminist recovery from the pandemic could look like and exploring specific strategies for achieving this future. The event is free but advance register is required. More info.