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POSTPONED: Girls’ Appearance and Bodies and Mass. Law: Too much restriction, too little protection?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Massachusetts is often seen as being progressive.  Yet it is behind a majority of other states in protecting girls’ bodies against certain, gender-specific harms, while on the other hand, many localities regulate girls’ appearance in schools in ways that seemingly restrict girls’ bodies.  Rep. Kay Khan, who has sponsored legislation to raise the legal age of marriage in Massachusetts, City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who has actively worked on issues involving unfair restrictions on girls’ appearance in Boston schools, and Mariya Taher, a local activist on the issue of female genital mutilation, will provide information on these issues in Massachusetts, including pending legislation.

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BBA Member – Free. Included as part of your membership.
Non-Member - $100.00

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Carolyn Barrett


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