Holz to discuss birth control in the 1930s today

Rose Holz
Rose Holz

Rose Holz opens a Women's and Gender Studies lecture series about reproductive issues, past and present. Holz's lecture, which will cover how the American Birth Control League battled birth control clinics in the 1930s, is at 3:30 p.m. today in the Nebraska Union.

The date for this lecture was incorrect in the Sept. 26 edition of Today@UNL.

Holz's lecture is "Whose Business is it Anyway? Or, how the American Birth Control League Waged Battle Against Commercial Birth Control Clinics in the 1930s.” She is associate director of Women's and Gender Studies and associate professor of practice.

The Women's and Gender Studies lecture series offers scholars an opportunity to present interdisciplinary research that provides historical and contemporary context to women’s and gender issues that affect people in everyday life.

All lectures in the series are at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union. Other lectures in the series are:

Oct. 25 — “Surgical Sterilization, Regret and Race: Contemporary Patterns,” Julia McQuillan, UNL, and Karina Shreffler, Oklahoma State University

Nov. 12 — “‘This Giving Birth:’ The Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth in African American Women’s History and Literature,” Kathleen Lacey, doctoral candidate in English and Women’s and Gender Studies

For more information on the series, go to http://go.unl.edu/hdv.