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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Announces Panelists for Benefit Performance of Roe at Arena Stage

Press Release
RaeAnn Roca Pickett Phone: 202-621-1409 Email:

Washington, D.C. — On February 15, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) will present From Roe to Whole Woman’s Health - the Fight Ahead for Bodily Autonomy, a discussion in tandem with a special performance of the critically-acclaimed new play, Roe at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Prior to the show, Teresa Younger, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women will moderate a panel discussion centered on the impacts of policy and U.S. Supreme Court decisions on women over time, and current threats and attacks we face going into the uncertainty of the Trump administration.

NLIRH invites you to join this critical conversation with our guest panelists:

Roe’s timely debut at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. tells the backstory of the historical Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade . Roe presents the relationship between Sarah Weddington—the plaintiff’s attorney who argued the case—and Norma McCorvey, known as plaintiff Jane Roe, through the rise of the anti-choice and pro-choice movements, and into the present. The performance will be followed by a post-show talkback with the creative team.
The proceeds from the event will benefit NLIRH’s fight for salud, dignidad y justicia. To join us on February 15, purchase tickets HERE. For more information on how to join us visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @NLIRH.


The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to building Latina power to advance health, dignity, and justice for 28 million Latinas, their families, and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications.