Skip to main content

Wait…What?! Reproductive Justice and the Future of Roe v. Wade Recording

“Wait…What?!” is a platform for candid discussion for the Women’s Fund community to convene on emerging issues we all face, albeit with varied challenges.

The Women’s Fund of Western MA convened a panel on June 9, 2022 to discuss the impact of the leaked proposed Supreme Court move to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Meet the Guest Speakers

Carrie N. Baker, Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor of American Studies and Professor of the Study of Women & Gender, Smith College

Carrie N. Baker, J.D., Ph.D. is the Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Chair of American Studies and a professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College. Her scholarly research centers on the intersections of gender and race in law and policy, focusing in particular on sexual harassment, sex trafficking, and reproductive health, rights, and justice.

She is a regular writer and contributing editor at Ms. magazine and she has a monthly column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. She is the former president of the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts.

Greer Hamilton, third-year Ph.D. candidate, Boston University School of Social Work

Greer Hamilton (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate at Boston University School of Social Work. Her research and teaching are broadly focused on the intersection of racial justice, gender, urbanism, and health equity. She holds a dual degree Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services and Master of Social Work from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Additionally, she serves as the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion (EMA) Fund.


Marisa Pizii, Deputy Director of Programs and Policy, Collective Power for Reproductive Justice

Marisa oversees all Collective Power for Reproductive Justice (CPRJ) programs, including CPRJ’s emerging leaders network, campus programs, and summer internship program. Prior to CPRJ, Marisa co-directed the Prison Birth Project and the Mothers of Color Awareness Initiative. She has served on locally-based organizational boards, most recently joining the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Mass. Since 2016, Marisa has facilitated a support group for people who’ve had an abortion later in pregnancy due to fetal anomalies. She has a Master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a BA in public policy and women’s studies from the University of North Carolina. Raised in eastern North Carolina, Marisa has lived in Western Mass since 2005. She shares her life with her husband, three children, and their pets.

Watch the previous recording of Wait…What?! The Shifting Climate of the Women’s Workforce in Western MA

Wait…What?! The Shifting Climate of the Women’s Workforce in Western MA Recording