MARQUETTE, Mich .— Social justice advocate Sandra Fluke, whose effort to testify before a House committee on the need for insurance plans to cover contraception created a national media firestorm, will speak at Northern Michigan University. Her talk is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. It is titled “Sandra Fluke: Making Our Voices Heard.”
Fluke graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. She has since been recognized for pro bono representation of victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. She also has spoken about birth control and other issues of concern to women and young people across various news outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, TIME Magazine, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS television.
This event is sponsored by the NMU student group Platform Personalities and the Student Activity Fee. It is free for NMU students with ID and $2 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door.