I drove up to UVA yesterday for a great panel on Baby Markets, sponsored by the Feminist Legal Forum, Lambda Law Alliance, and the Health Care Association. The panelists were yours truly, the fabulous Sarah Lawsky, and the also fabulous Julia Mahoney.
Wow! Charlottesville has had a lot of snow lately (compared to the sprinkle we’ve received in North Carolina, at least). The panel was a lot of fun, though. Always great to see Julia and Sarah and to discuss these issues with such knowledgeable colleagues. And the student moderator, Kate Lydon, did a great job putting everything together, organizing a set of questions, and keeping the three of us on track. Finally, the audience -- very engaged, with lots of smart questions -- seemed genuinely interested in learning more about these issues.
There is a slight problem getting home, though. I just got my car out of the shop on Monday, after having it serviced, tires changed, and all sorts of other costly repairs. On the way up here, all the service lights went on, the car started shaking, and the smell of some unidentifiable (but clearly burning) fluid became apparent. I don’t know what all of that means, but I’m sure it can’t be good. A few minutes ago, the tow truck came to take it away.
Pictured above, the Boar's Head Inn. Not a bad place to be stuck, as you can see, but also not a place where I'm likely to meet my next article deadline, since I don't have my books or notes with me.
Update: Below is the flyer for the event.