From Faith — Now this is the way public forums should begin — with a mystery cocktail.
For its Oct. 16 event, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is planning more than a discussion of women’s healthcare and reproductive rights. In addition to small bites, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages, Planned Parenthood will reveal a “surprise signature cocktail” created in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Why Justice Ginsburg?
During President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, Justice Ginsburg could be seen on camera nodding or napping, depending on your point of view. While some attributed it to her age (80s) or boredom, Justice Ginsburg later candidly revealed to CBS that she wasn’t entirely sober. Reportedly, Justice Anthony Kennedy had appeared beforehand with a rare and apparently irresistible bottle of Opus One wine from California. Ask any wine-lover, including yours truly – who could blame her?
While we can tell you the mystery cocktail will not contain Opus One, we weren’t able to lure Planned Parenthood into revealing all, much as we tried.
We do know the event is a hot ticket since it features Irin Carmon, journalist and co-author of the best-selling biography, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now in its 12th printing. Carmon will discuss how Bader sees her colleagues on the court and what could happen to existing reproductive health law under the current court.
The event will be held at The College Street Music Hall, 238 College St., New Haven, starting at 6:15. For ticket information, go to Planned Parenthood of Southern New England’s Events Page. (https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-southern-new-england/donate/events/cocktails-conversation-celebration)