Lecture – 'Gender, Race, and Family in Arizona: Looking Back and Looking Forward'

When: April 12, 2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm

UA's School of Geography and Development is pleased to present the 11th Annual "My Arizona" lecture titiled, "Gender, Race, and Family in Arizona: Looking Back and Looking Forward" by Barbara Atwood, UA professor emerita of law.

About the lecture:

Did husbands in Arizona once have control over all community property? When did the legal barriers to interracial marriage finally fall? Can an Anglo couple today lawfully adopt an American Indian child? If a woman marries another woman and then gives birth through artificial insemination, are both women presumed to be the legal parents? The law of the family reflects social and cultural change more dramatically than any other field of law. From the era of the husband's dominance in legal rights to today's recognition of same-sex marriage, we have seen a gradual revolution in the very meaning of family, a transformation that is ongoing. As a member of the law faculty at the James E. Rogers College of Law for over 30 years, professor Atwood has had a hand in family law reform at state and national levels. Her lecture will highlight key transitions in Arizona law affecting people in their intimate lives and offer thoughts about changes we might see in the future.

The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, the Southwest Center, the James E. Rogers College of Law and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are all co-sponsoring this event.

Please see the link below for more information. 

Audience: All
Audience size: Medium (51-100)


Campus: Main Campus


Contact info & links


Margaret Wilder School of Geography and Development

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Margaret Wilder