American Democracy Project to host Roe v. Wade discussion

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In honor of Constitution Week, the American Democracy Project is holding a panel discussion about “Post-Roe America and The Constitution”. The event will take place on Sept. 20 at the University Grill from 4 to 5:15 pm. Each visiting panelist will speak on the topic, and then the floor will be open to discussion for students and faculty. 

The panelists include individuals from diverse backgrounds, bringing together insights from different educational perspectives. The moderator of this event will be Dr. April Lidinsky, who is a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at IU South Bend, a researcher of oral histories about abortion access activism and a volunteer coordinator for Planned Parenthood of North Central Indiana. 

Other panelists include Cassandra Castrro, IU South Bend WGS graduate, Natasha Collins, IU South Bend English major, Kayla Isenbletter, IU South Bend MPA graduate, Dr. Stacie Merken, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, and Peter Loutzenhiser (they/them), IU South Bend Queer Straight Alliance member. 

“I am really excited to go to this panel discussion. I think as college students, it is essential to educate ourselves regarding our own rights and being aware of the challenges that we, as a nation, are facing today,” Angie Giron, a Dental Hygiene major, said. “I’m looking forward to learning more from our panelists and asking questions that pertain to constitutional rights.”

The panel discussion will be open to all students and faculty members and hopes to educate the participants about constitutional rights.

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