Advocate Alexander Sanger Lends Unique Perspective to Women’s Health & Freedom in 21st Century

Grandson of birth control movement founder Margaret Sanger headlines the Carey Dialogues for Global Good

Rensselaerville, NY—Alexander C. Sanger, Chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council will be the Guest for the Carey Dialogues for Global Good on February 9 at 6 p.m. at the Carey Center for Global Good. The topic discussed will be “40 Years after Roe v Wade: Women’s Health and Freedom in the 21st Century”. The Carey Center campus is located at the end of NYS Route 85 in Rensselaerville.

Mr. Sanger is the grandson of pioneering family planning advocate, Margaret Sanger. He headlines at the second of the Center’s new series: “Carey Dialogues for Global Good.”

“Why is reproductive freedom so scary to so many? Is it an unalloyed Global Good?” asks Alex Sanger in anticipation of a thoughtful evening at the Carey Center for Global Good.

Interviewing Mr. Sanger will be award-winning essayist Lance Morrow, author of eight books and over 150 Time Magazine cover stories and Lise Bang-Jensen, former reporter and producer of Inside Albany.

“I especially look forward to looking beyond the familiar, difficult issues associated with Roe v. Wade, and talking to Alex Sanger about biogenetics, eugenics, cloning, and other uncharted areas as we move deeper into the 21st century,” said Mr. Morrow.

“Being able to plan their pregnancies gives women greater control over their lives, but that freedom challenges cultural traditions,” added Lise Bang-Jensen. “Alex Sanger’s work in America and abroad offers insight into this divide.”

Mr. Sanger is also an author. His most recent book, Beyond Choice, takes a fresh look at reproductive rights and offers the first major re-thinking of the pro-choice and pro-life positions in 30 years.

He has served as the President of Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) and its international arm, The Margaret Sanger Center International (MSCI).

“The Carey Dialogues for Global Good gives us a unique opportunity to have a conversation with people who have been shaping our history over the last twenty years” said Carol Ash, President of the Carey Center for Global Good. “We are thrilled to be able to share those conversations with the public.”

The Carey Dialogues for Global Good revives the long time Rensselaerville tradition of fostering conversations with world-class thinkers. Investigative journalist and Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein kicked off the speaker series earlier this year to a full house.

All events are open to the public. There will be a $5 entry charge. Beverages before the event and light fare after the event will be available. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m.

Guests are reminded to RSVP at 518.797.5100. For more information on the Carey Dialogues for Global Good, please go to the Carey Center for Global Good Facebook to receive up-to-the-minute information on these and other events.

Map and directions: Carey Center for Global Good, 63 Huyck Road, Rensselaerville, New York. The Carey Center for Global Good is located on the campus previously occupied by the Rennselaerville Institute.

Future Carey Dialogues for Global Good guests include:

April 6: Eugene Linden, Author, “The Ragged Edge of the World”, “Winds of Change”, and “The Future in Plain Sight”.

May 11: Yehuda Hanani, world renowned cellist and Artistic Director: “Close Encounters With Music”