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MAKERS Profiles Healthy Activists, Astrophysicist

May 9, 2012

Miriam Hawley and
Judy Norsigian speak about the Boston Women's Health Collective, now known as Our Bodies, Ourselves, which is also the title of the best seller produced by the nonprofit organization about women's health and sexuality. Hawley organized the health seminar that inspired the original booklet at Boston's Emmanuel College in 1969. Norsigian currently serves as Executive Director of Our Bodies, Ourselves.

Also meet Byllye Avery, a healthcare activist dedicated to improving the welfare of low-income African-American women through self-help groups and advocacy networks. She founded The Avery Institute for Social Change and the Black Women's Health Imperative.

Then hear from internationally recognized astrophysicist and the first female chief scientist at NASA, France Córdova. In 2003, she joined the faculty of Purdue University as a professor of physics and astronomy and became the first woman to be named president of Purdue University in 2007.

Learn more about France Córdova by watching this video: