Attorney and women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke, whose Congressional testimony earlier this year garnered national attention, is coming to Hollins University on Thursday, October 18.
Fluke will take part in a conversation on civil discourse with Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Jill Weber beginning at 8 p.m. in the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center’s Niederer Auditorium. Admission is free.
Fluke testified before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in February on the need to provide access to contraception. Since that time she has spoken about this and other issues of concern to women and young people across news outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time magazine, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS.
Fluke recently graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center as a Public Interest Law Scholar with a Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies. She was awarded the 2012 National Association of Women Lawyers Award and a Dean’s Certificate, and was recognized for her extensive pro bono representation of victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. During law school, she also engaged in human rights advocacy in Kenya.