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Text of Amendment 1
Shall Article I of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section:
Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother.
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State
Women’s Studies is sponsoring a conversation on the proposed Amendment 1 to the Tennessee State Constitution. A panel of professional women will share information on how this touches women’s lives; brief presentations will be followed by discussion. Please join us.
When? Thursday Oct. 2 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where? University Center — the Crest room
— Wanda Sobieski JD Matters of Law
— Susan Dodd MD Women Making Choices
— Letitia Flores PhD Psychological Consequences of Abortion
— Rev. Marcia Free Perspectives on Faith and Conscience
Sponsored by Women’s Studies
This program is free and open to the public.
Tomorrow, September 23, will be the first meeting of the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force. The meeting is at 3:30 pm in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Rooms C-D.
Saturday, September 20, from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm in the Baker Center. UT’s Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee (SEAT), the organization that puts on Sex Week, is hosting the Red Zone Bye Week Workshop.
From SEAT’s event description:
Caution: You are in the Red Zone! The Red Zone is the time from the beginning of the school year until Thanksgiving Break, when college students are statistically most likely to be sexually assaulted. This year, SEAT is trying to do something to change that, because we know that everyone can be a part of changing campus culture.
The workshop will include sessions on Title IX, relationship and dating violence, assault in the LGBTQ+ community, active bystander training, consent and communication, Survivor Safe Space, and information from the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee. Breakfast and lunch are included.
You can fill out this form to RSVP and ensure they will have enough food for participants: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_LT5Scs-5oOPmI0vIoTVI2EscsfXAWKjDkmrrIfAR3E/edit