Earlier this week, several founding members of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (now Our Bodies Ourselves) spoke at Harvard about the creation of the book and development of the organization, leading up to this year’s 40th anniversary and new edition of the book.
The Harvard Crimson has a write-up of the event – great article except for the erroneous statement that OBOS has a staff of over 40 people. (We wish! There are 7 staff and 2 consultants — though we often feel like we’re doing the work of 40 .)
The Harvard panel is one of many events leading up to our 40th anniversary celebration this fall. On October 1, 2011, OBOS will host a celebratory symposium at the Tsai Performance Center, a lovely venue graciously donated by Boston University.
The event will bring together our global partners who are culturally adapting and transforming “Our Bodies, Ourselves” into different formats for use in their own countries. That same day, we will launch the new 9th U.S. edition of this groundbreaking publication.
If you are interested in supporting the symposium, we’d love to hear from you. We would also love to hear from anyone interested in hosting a house party to support the organization and these efforts.
We’ll have additional details posted later, but please save the date!