Katharine Bodde, Policy Counsel of the New York Civil Liberties Union, will discuss the historical background regarding rights and access to reproductive health care, in particular the most controversial, abortion care, as well as the current political and legal landscape. Katharine will also speak about her current work with NYCLU and opportunities for collaborative research with Barnard students.
Katharine Bodde is the Policy Counsel of NYCLU and specializes in reproductive rights and LGBTQ issues. She joined the NYCLU in 2009, after graduating magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School with special recognition for her work in international law and women's rights and her strong commitment to public service.
Prior to working at the NYCLU, Bodde worked as a legal educator in Cambodia for communities in provincial areas focusing on the legal and extralegal remedies for violations of women’s rights and citizens’ land rights. This work combined both her background as a New York City teacher and her commitment to fighting violence and poverty by empowering women. She has also worked at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and, as a volunteer immigration attorney, has assisted in securing asylum status for recent refugees.
Bodde received a BA from Boston College in 2003 and a MS in Education from Mercy College in 2005. She resides in South Slope, Brooklyn.
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