DR. WILLIE PARKER with MARTHA PLIMPTON & LINDY WEST at Town Hall
Presented by #ShoutYourAbortion.
SYA presents this evening with Dr. Willie Parker, a renowned reproductive rights advocate, abortion provider, now author of the compelling book, Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice (37 Ink/Atria). After speaking, he’ll be joined in conversation by actress/activist Martha Plimpton. Outspoken, award-winning author Lindy West (Shrill) will introduce.
“Dr. Willie Parker shares with readers in his powerful and insightful memoir, Life’s Work, that “the abortion clinic is a woman’s world.” With keen insight and passion, he allows us to see that world through the eyes of a compassionate, caring male doctor—one who loves justice, who cares about female agency, who embraces gender equality, who believes women should have access to reproductive justice, and that includes abortion. Whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, this is a book that everyone should read. It offers us a clear and compassionate understanding of what all women and girls face as we claim our right to make decisions about our bodies.” – bell hooks.
"It says something deep about Life's Work and its author, Dr. Willie Parker, that you learn first not about him, but the women he serves as patients. As a poor southern boy who became a great doctor, he shows us how race and sex bias limit and kill, how possible it is to undo that bias with kindness, and how Christianity might actually include women. I wish everyone in America would read this book."– Gloria Steinem.
Tickets are $10 for students/seniors/abortion providers; $15 general admission; and $40 for admission including a copy of Life’s Work, available via www.brownpapertickets.com.