Saturday, May 20


8:00 PM

A Special Presentation of Spare Rib by Winter Miller

Described as a “non-linear, quasi-comic drama,” Spare Rib is disarmingly funny in its novel look at life, legacy and personhood. Performance hosted by Judson Arts.
Suggested admission: $20 at the door.


Dark Thirty

Illuminators projection on front of Judson Memorial Church

Time to be determined


Sunday, May 21


11:00 AM

Sunday Morning Service, Dr. Willie Parker preaching


12:30 pm

Judson Coffee Hour

Books available for signing. CCS history displayed.


1:15 PM 

Celebration of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion

Recognition of CCS Participants, Appreciation of Current Abortion Service Providers

Reading from D.A. Dirks & Pat Relf’s book, To Offer Compassion: The History of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion

Reading from Gillian Frank’s forthcoming book, Making Choice Sacred: Liberal Religion and Reproductive Politics in the United States Before Roe v Wade

Reading from Dr. Willie Parker’s book, Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice

Q&A to follow


5:00 PM

Art Opening for “Bodies Up for Grabs: Reproduction, Politics and the Sacred”

This exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of Judson Memorial’s ongoing fight for reproductive rights. Curated by Laura Jane Kenny, this mixed medium exhibition explores women’s experiences with reproductive rights, ideas of bodily ownership, notions of legality, and recognizes today’s courageous women and men who risk their lives and livelihood to assure women their own reproductive choices.

**After the opening, the exhibit will be open to the public through Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 12:00pm-2:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm. 


Monday, May 22


1:00 PM

Keynote Address: Monica Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong


3:15 PM

Legislative Update

Rabbi Dennis S. Ross, Director, Concerned Clergy for Choice at Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts!

Amanda Allen, Senior State Legislative Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights

Dr. Willie Parker, Chair, Physicians for Reproductive Health


6:00 PM

Public Witness

Washington Square Park



Judson Memorial Church

55 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012



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