Wyndi Marie Anderson
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
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Wyndi Marie Anderson, a leading feminist and social justice advocate who has been working for the protection of human rights for over 10 years, will give the keynote address at a dinner on Wednesday, March 4 at 6 p.m. in the Horizon Room of the Williams Center. Her talk, entitled “US Weekly, Starbucks, and Starbabies,” will launch Women's History Month on the SUNY Fredonia campus in 2009. The event is free and open to the public, and no advanced registration is needed.
Anderson’s recent work for the rights of drug-addicted women has earned her national recognition as a leader in both the women’s rights and drug policy reform movements. She has been profiled in national magazines such as Ms. and Glamour and is frequently sought for comment by members of both the U.S. and international press. She currently serves as National Organizer for National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), Executive Director of South Carolina Advocates for Pregnant Women (SCAPW), and President of the South Carolina Women’s Choice Fund.
Prior to her work as an advocate for pregnant women, Anderson spent four years working in various social justice movements, including the labor rights movement, where she received her training as a grassroots organizer. Since 1998, her work has focused primarily on securing legal rights and access to appropriate health care for drug-addicted pregnant and parenting women, as well as ensuring that all women have access to a full range of reproductive and drug treatment health care services. However, in her frequent speaking engagements around the country, she emphasizes the interconnected nature of all social justice issues, an understanding that lies at the core of her political philosophy
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