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Women Need Jobs, Not Cuts: A talk with NOW President Terry O'Neill (L '80), 10/17

October 03, 2011


Tulane law alum Terry O'Neill (L'80), President, National Organization of Women    
Monday, October 17 • 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Dixon Hall - Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana

At an event open to the public, National Organization of Women President Terry O’Neill will speak at her alma mater Tulane University. O’Neill’s talk, “Women Need Jobs, Not Cuts,” is a discussion of why cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and family planning are disproportionately unfair to women.

Terry O’Neill (L ’80) is a feminist attorney, professor, and president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) since June 2009. NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

The event is something of a homecoming for the activist. O’Neill taught at Tulane University and at the University of California at Davis, where her courses included feminist legal theory, international women’s rights law, corporate law, and legal ethics. A skilled political organizer, O’Neill worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and the campaign leading to the election of Louisiana’s first woman U.S. senator, Mary Landrieu. She also has worked to elect women’s rights supporters to judgeships and to the Louisiana state legislature.

For more information, contact Jan Mulvihill via email to
  jmulvihi@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-247-1639.

Additional information may be found at the event website at
  http://tulane.edu/newcomb .


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