OBOS co-founders presenting in Newton MA in November 2019
OBOS co-founders (left to right) Paula Doress-Worters, Norma Swenson, Joan Ditzion & Judy Norsigian at an "Our Bodies Ourselves: Then & Now" 50th anniversary event in November 2019 in Newton, MA

2021 Calendar of Events

The events below feature OBOS founders, board members, and other people who are part of the Our Bodies Ourselves community. Unless noted, all events are free and open to the public.

SÃO PAULO PAULO, BRAZIL
VIRTUAL EVENT
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. Free, but registration required: https://shortest.link/W7z

CAMBRIDGE, MA
VIRTUAL EVENT

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. More info.

PAST EVENTS

CAMBRIDGE, MA
VIRTUAL EVENT
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. More info.

BOSTON, MA
VIRTUAL 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. More info.

BOSTON, MA
VIRTUAL 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. More info.

BOSTON, MA
VIRTUAL 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. Our Bodies Ourselves is a supporting partner of this event.