Today at Boston University’s Tsai Performance Center, Our Bodies Ourselves is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the publication of the original “Our Bodies, Ourselves” book, editions of which have informed and inspired women ever since.
To mark this milestone, the organization is holding a free public symposium, with speakers including Loretta Ross of SisterSong, Byllye Avery of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, and OBOS’s own Judy Norsigian. Jacyln Friedman of Women, Action, & the Media is the emcee.
There will also be panels on global activism featuring OBOS’s network partners from 12 countries who will discuss their experiences transforming ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ for their own countries (meet some of them here on the blog).
Last but not least, the 40th anniversary edition of the landmark book, a completely revised ninth edition, will be released today.
Realizing that everybody who might be interested in these sessions — which include a great deal of international representation — might not be able to attend, the event will be live-streamed online starting at 9 a.m. today.
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 here at Our Bodies Our Blog.
Be sure to check out three new stories about OBOS posted today. And thanks for celebrating with us!