AreaS-seminar 23. February 2023: Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the U.S. Digital Rhetoric, Misinformation, Trust

Tid og sted: 23. feb. 2023 19:00–21:00, Litteraturhuset i Fredrikstad

Last year we saw the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a historic Supreme Court decision that had guaranteed the right to abortion in the U.S. for almost 50 years.

In this AreaS seminar, Prof. Kirsti K. Cole and Prof. Johanna M. Wagner present the Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) that have bourgeoned across the U.S. since the latter 20th century. Cole and Wagner argue that while the CPCs present themselves as offering a trusted service to desperate women, their websites often include misinformation, deceptive facts and figures to dissuade them from getting an abortion.

Want to learn more about abortion debates, the role and communication of Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the U.S.? Come join an interesting seminar at the House of Literature in Fredrikstad on February 23, 19:00-21:00. The seminar will be in English.

Kirsti K. Cole is a Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Minnesota State University.

Johanna M. Wagner is Professor of English (Literature) at Østfold University College and member of the research group AreaS.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers is the topic of a chapter written by Cole and Wagner in an upcoming AreaS anthology about Trust and Digital Society.

Arrangør: Forskningsgruppen AreaS ved Høgskolen i Østfold