“Women’s Health & Abortion: Litmus Test, Labels, & Women’s Lives”
What Is The Real Conversation We Should Be Having?
Our Conversation leader this month will be Julianna Koob, Legislative Advocate for
Planned Parenthood of New Mexico and the ACLU-NM. She has fought to advance
the rights of women and children for more than 25 years, beginning as a domestic
violence shelter crisis advocate and later becoming a legislative advocate fighting for
the rights of girls and women to make their own healthcare decisions, to receive equal
pay, and to have access to abortion without barriers.
Julianna earned a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Law degree, but credits
survivors of domestic and sexual violence and organizations led by women of color
with the bulk of her education on women’s rights and systems change. Julianna is
widely known to be an excellent speaker and very qualified to address these subjects.
Marshall Martinez will accompany Julianna from Albuquerque and will also lead in the
Conversation. Marshall is a Native New Mexican Community Organizer who has been
working in Social Justice for 16 years. As the Public Affairs Director he works with a
staff of Planned Parenthood organizers across the state to lift up and amplify the
voices of Planned Parenthood Supporters to impact policy and culture around
Reproductive Health Care including abortion.
The Federation of Democratic Women of Dona Ana County (FDWDAC) presents
“Conversations With Democrats” on the 4th Saturday of every month. We invite a
qualified guest to speak on a subject of current political interest, then facilitate a group
***All are welcome and please tell your friends***
Bottled water and refreshments will be served
Thank you for your interest and participation