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

2020 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.

BOSTON MA
POSTPONED
March 20, 2020
Event: 2020 Talk Series by the Boston Arts Review
Location: The Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Details: Join OBOS co-founder and former executive director Judy Norsigian and artist Malkit Shoshan for a discussion on reproductive health and rights.
More info.

ATLANTA GA
CANCELED
March 25, 2020

Event: 2020 Aging in America Conference
Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel, 265 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA
Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Details: OBOS co-founder Joan Ditzion will participate on the panel “On Being an Aging Woman: A Conversation”
More info.

HINGHAM MA
POSTPONED
March 26, 2020
Event: Our Bodies Ourselves: Then and Now
Location: Hingham Senior Center, 224 Central Street, Hingham, MA
Time: 11 a.m.

BOSTON MA
CANCELED
March 27, 2020
Event
: Screening of “Women of Earth,” a documentary that follows a young Brazilian woman who travels to rural communities in search of the ancient wisdom of traditional midwives

Location: Snell Engineering Center, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Details: Following the screening, OBOS co-founder and former executive director Judy Norsigian will lead a panel discussion about midwifery. 
More info.

SAN FRANCISCO CA
POSTPONED

April 7, 2020
Event: Our Bodies Ourselves Celebrates 50 Years!
Location: San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, Leonard Library, Rm. 121, San Francisco, CA
Time: 4 – 6 p.m.
Details: Join OBOS co-founder and former executive director Judy Norsigian to consider: “Then and Now: What inspired the 1970s women’s health movement? What fires it today?”
More info.

BERKELEY CA
POSTPONED

April 10, 2020
Event: Our Bodies Ourselves Celebrates 50 Years!
Location: Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Ave, Berkeley, CA
Time: 5 – 7 p.m
Details: Join OBOS co-founder and former executive director Judy Norsigian to consider: “Then and Now: What inspired the 1970s women’s health movement? What fires it today?” Joining Judy are Ruth Rosen, author of “The World Split Open: How the Modern Women’s Movement Changed America,” and Marsha Saxton, Disability Rights Scholar and Activist, World Institute on Disability. The event will have real time captioning.
More info.

NEWTON MA
POSTPONED
April 16, 2020
Event: The Origins of “Our Bodies Ourselves”
Location: Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton, MA 
Time: 6:30 p.m.
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 Joan Ditzion, Paula Doress-Worters and Judy Norsigian 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.
Admission: Suggested donation: $5 per person

FRAMINGHAM MA
May 1, 2020
Event: Symposium 2020: Voices of Empowerment and Social Justice, a conference of the MA chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA
Time: 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Details: OBOS co-founder Joan Ditzion will facilitate the workshop “Women Growing Older: Our Bodies Ourselves”

WALTHAM MA
June 25, 2020
Event: Our Bodies Ourselves: Then and Now
Location: Waltham Public Library, 735 Main St, Waltham, MA
Time: 7 p.m.
Details: Join OBOS co-founder and former executive director Judy Norsigian for an evening of discussion.