Judith L. Norsigian
An internationally-renowned advocate for women’s health, Judy Norsigian has for decades been a leader of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, now known as Our Bodies Ourselves. Norsigian authored and edited parts of nine editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves, the groundbreaking text on sexuality and reproductive health. Named one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews, Norsigian won the Public Service Award from the Massachusetts Public Health Association and the Humanist Heroine Award by the American Association of Humanists. She has served on her class reunion committee since 1975.
Norsigian argues that Harvard University should pay reparations to begin redressing how it has benefited from slavery. She states that Harvard should “collaborate more extensively with community-based advocacy groups committed to environmental justice and evidence-based policy changes.” Norsigian adds that the “Harvard community is well-positioned to create greater equity for all, and I want to bring my years of experience working both locally and globally to collaborate on this challenge.”