NCJW/Essex Lunch & Learn -- Roe 2.0: The New Era of Reproductive Rights

A Special Event to Commemorate the Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision

NCJW/Essex will be presenting a special Lunch and Learn to commemorate the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Roe 2.0: The New Era of Reproductive Rights, on Tuesday, January 28, from noon to 2 p.m.

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The event will feature Katie Watson, acclaimed author of Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law and Politics of Ordinary Abortion. Professor Watson will examine cultural changes since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision ensuring a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion, explore what abortion access will look like in the next decade and beyond, and discuss the possibility of New Jersey becoming a haven state in the future.

Roe 2.0: The New Era of Reproductive Rights will be held in Short Hills. The event location will be provided to attendees prior to the event.

The program is $20 and includes a buffet lunch. Pre-registration is required. Please call (973) 740-0588 or visit to register. The snow date is Thursday, January 30.

NCJW/Essex is a nonsectarian organization and this event is open to all. 

The following organizations are co-sponsors of the event: ACLU-NJ, Catholics for Choice, Center for Reproductive Rights, Hadassah of Northern New Jersey, Jewish Women’s Foundation, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey, League of Women Voters of New Jersey, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, National Institute for Reproductive Health, NCJW Bergen, NCJW West Morris, NCJW Union, Network for Responsible Public Policy, New Jersey Abortion Access Fund, New Jersey Citizen Action, New Jersey Policy Perspective, NJ Drug Policy Alliance, NJ Sierra Club, NOW NJ, Physicians for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan NJ, Rachel Coalition, S.O.F.I.A.-Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates, Stanton Strong, The Reproductive Justice Committee of the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, The Women’s Centers, Unitarian Universalist Faith Action New Jersey.

About National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.  With more than 3,200 members, Essex County Section is the largest of the more than 100 NCJW Sections around the country. The Section was founded in 1912 and maintains offices in Livingston, N.J. For more information, log on to