Religious freedom and abortion rights 2022

Yes on 1 flyer

Connecting the Dots

What is at stake for religious freedom
when abortion rights are under attack?

Thursday, October 27, 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
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How will Prop. 1 impact the national conversation around abortion rights? Join the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Bay Area and National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) California, to hear answers.

Featuring Liz Reiner Platt, director of the Law, Rights, and Religion Project at Columbia Law School; David A. Carrillo, executive director of the California Constitution Center; and Smriti Krishnan, government relations and advocacy manager at NCJW.


Liz Reiner Platt is the director of the Law, Rights, and Religion Project at Columbia Law School, a law and policy think tank that advocates for religious liberty, pluralism, and social justice. She publishes widely on the intersection of religious freedom and other fundamental rights. Her recent work includes the Southern Hospitals Report, which examines religious restrictions on medical care at Protestant-affiliated hospitals; All Faiths and None, a roadmap for protecting religious freedom and pluralism; and Whose Faith Matters?, an exploration of religious freedom movements outside the Christian Right.

David A. Carrillo has been executive director of the California Constitution Center and lecturer in residence at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law since 2012. He is currently chair of the California Law Revision Commission and was appointed to the commission in 2019. He was previously a deputy attorney general for the California Department of Justice, a deputy city attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, a litigation associate in private practice, and a deputy district attorney for Contra Costa County. Carrillo received Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, and Doctor of the Science of Jurisprudence degrees from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Smriti Krishnan serves as manager of government relations and advocacy at NCJW. Prior to this position, she worked as a congressional staffer on both the Senate and House sides. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, Order of Samaritan, and her B.A. in Spanish from Birmingham-Southern College, Phi Beta Kappa.

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