https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/62c854cd32fabdc2dc61dcbf Honan-Allston Branch Library
300 N Harvard St
Allston, MA 02134
In light of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last month, it's important that we engage in conversation about abortion and reproductive rights.
Abortion is seldom a topic that we speak about in casual conversation. More often we hear abortion talked about by news media, politicians or, more rarely, depicted in books, television shows or movies. In pretty much any situation, abortion elicits an intense emotional response. In the U.S. the conversation on abortion generally centers on whether you are “for” or “against” it and very rarely explores personal narratives, what we believe about abortion as a decision, what the procedure entails, or how abortion affects an individual’s reproductive and mental health. Engaging in an honest and vulnerable conversation on abortion provides an opportunity to explore the depths of our beliefs about sex, life, death, agency, and parenting. It gets at the very root of what we care deeply for in life and opens the door to finding potential common ground.
In Living Room Conversations, participants will take turns talking and listening to share and learn about the topic being discussed.
Facilitated by library staff members, these conversations offer a simple, sociable, and structured way to practice communicating across differences while building understanding and relationships.
Please register in advance for this program by emailing Paul Flagg at [email protected].