Conversations for the Common Good focuses on abortion policy


BLOOMSBURG—Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg continues its Conversations for the Common Good this spring with two events that will focus on abortion policy.

The first event, “Keely and Du” a Reading and Interactive Discussion, will be Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall Gross Auditorium. It will likely conclude around 9 p.m. This event features a reading of a play titled “Keely and Du” by actors from the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. The play is a searing, dystopian drama related to the controversy over abortion policy, including landmark Supreme Court decisions. After the reading will be a panel discussion involving health professionals, students, and actors from the reading. This event is open to the public.

The second event, The Dobbs Decision: Women’s Rights, Law, and Health Care in America, is a live, webcast panel discussion originating from WVIA’s Sordoni Theatre in Pittston on Thursday, March 2, at 5 p.m. The discussion will feature Dahlia Lithwick, the author of Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America, columnist and senior editor at Slate, and creator of the podcast “Amicus.” Other panelists will be from the healthcare and legal professions. The discussion will focus on the implications of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision for the future of U.S. society. The event will be recorded for later broadcast on WVIA-TV. The live webcast will be at:  

Conversations for the Common Good is an interdisciplinary, university, and community-wide movement linking Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg students, staff, faculty, and administrators, plus community partners and the general public in a single goal: to invest time, talent, and resources to promote dialogue that unites, and bridges seemingly vast divides within the community it serves.