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Professor Monia McLemore will deliver Riley Lecture Feb. 7 on Zoom

Professor Monia McLemore, of the Child, Family, and Population Health Department at the University of Washington School of Nursing, will visit Alfred University Tuesday, Feb. 7, serving as the first Riley Lecturer of 2023.

 McLemore, who serves also as Interim Director for the Center for Anti-Racism in Nursing at the UW School of Nursing, will deliver a talk titled “The State of Reproductive Rights: What’s Changed, What’s Next, and What We Can Do Now."

McLemore’s talk will be held at 5:30 pm on the Zoom platform. Registration is necessary.

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining the meeting.

McLemore’s research is focused on reproductive justice, and her peer reviewed articles, op eds and commentaries have been cited in five amicus briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States and three NASEM reports. She became Editor in Chief of Health Equity in 2022.

The Riley Lecture is named for Alfred University graduates Charles Riley ’35 and Elizabeth Hallenbeck Riley ’36, a local activist involved in women's rights issues. Their daughters, Pamela Riley Osborn ’62, Patricia A. Riley ’65, and Melissa Riley sponsor the lecture series in memory of their parents.

The Riley sisters’ gift is a completion of the memorial that Charles Riley had planned for his wife but had not completed before his death.