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Our Bodies Ourselves 40th Anniversary Symposium – Watch it Online Saturday Oct 1

September 29, 2011

This Saturday, Our Bodies Ourselves will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the publication of the original book on women’s bodies and health, editions of which have informed and inspired women ever since.

To mark this milestone, the organization is holding a free public symposium this Saturday at Boston University, with speakers including Loretta Ross of SisterSong, Jacyln Friedman of Women, Action, & the Media, Bylle Avery of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, and OBOS’s own Judy Norsigian. There will also be panels on OBOS’s global initiatives, activism, and change, and partners from 12 countries there to “share their extraordinary journeys transforming ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ for their own countries.” Last but not least, the 40th anniversary edition of the landmark book will be released on the day of the event.

I’m super-excited.

Realizing that everybody who might be interested in these sessions – which include a great deal of representation of OBOS’s global partners – might not be able to attend, the event will be live-streamed online starting at 9am on Saturday.

If you’re following along at home and want to tweet about it, the hashtag we’re using is #obos40. There will be a post-event round-up at Our Bodies Our Blog.

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