The Body Politic

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When and Where:
Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
at Indiana Statehouse

Indiana State Senate Chambers, 200 W. Washington St., Indiana State Capitol, 3rd Floor, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Lewis Galloway, Philip Goff, Sheila S Kennedy, Eric Meslin

OPTIONAL: Bring new children's athletic shoes (sizes 10-4) and help Spirit & Place support Samaritan's Feet.

Event Description:

The clash between personal autonomy and majority rule is ever present, particularly when it comes to body-related issues such as euthanasia, abortion, sexuality, and bioethics. A panel will explore how these debates are shaped within “the body politic” and within the framework of the American constitutional system.

Panelists include constitutional scholar Sheila Suess Kennedy, IUPUI Professor of Law and Public Policy; Rev. Dr. Lewis F. Galloway, senior pastor of Second Presbyterian Church; historian Phillip Goff, Associate Dean of the School of Liberal Arts-IUPUI; and bioethicist Professor Eric Meslin, director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics & Associate Dean of the IU School of Medicine. A discussion with the audience will follow these presentations.

Presented by IU School of Public & Environmental Affairs at IUPUI and Indiana Equality Region 8. Questions? Call 317-274-2895 or email