This program takes place at the Museum of the City of New York at 1220 Fifth Avenue, entrance on 104th Street.
Free, advanced registration required
Presented in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and supported by a grant from Humanities New York.
As the first African American (and the first woman) to lead the Planned Parenthood Federation of America since Margaret Sanger founded the organization, Faye Wattleton has played a crucial role in defining our national debate over sex education, contraception, and abortion. In the second program in our series Who Controls Women’s Health?: A Century of Struggle, Wattleton sits down with Dr. Marcela Micucci, a scholar of gender and women's history, to discuss the fraught history of women’s access to birth control and the role of Planned Parenthood in debates over female reproductive autonomy.
Following her lecture, Wattleton will be joined in conversation by Marcela Micucci, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York.
Who Controls Women’s Health?: A Century of Struggle is a free, three-part talk series that examines key battles over women’s ability to control their bodies, health choices, and fertility. It is developed in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and supported by a grant from the Humanities New York.
About the Speakers:
Faye Wattleton served as president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America from 1978 to 1992. She is the author of the book Life on the Line (1998) and now serves as a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal, a consulting company.
Marcela Micucci is the Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral curatorial fellow at the Museum of the City of New York. She received her PhD in U.S. History from Binghamton University, where she specialized in nineteenth-century women and gender history.