A Monthly Virtual Speaker Series Featuring Some of Our Neighborhood’s Most Fascinating Residents.
Judith Waxman, Historian, “A History of Woodley Park”
Did you know that US Presidents lived in Woodley Park? That enslaved people lived here, though African Americans were prohibited from buying or renting residences? That the US Supreme Court played a role in shaping the Woodley neighborhood?
Judy Waxman is the unofficial historian of Woodley Park. In 2005, she led the Woodley Park team to rehabilitate the eight call boxes in the community. In 2015 she became an oral historian and has worked on projects including The DC Collaborative, The Women’s March, the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association’s 50th Anniversary, the Veteran Feminists of America, and the Pioneer Histories Project.
Judy is also one of the nation’s leading healthcare law and policy analysts. She has consulted with hundreds of state and national organizations to improve the health of women and other vulnerable groups. She worked as a senior staff leader in health and reproductive rights policy at the
National Women’s Law Center, Families USA, the National Health Law Program, and the Department of Health and Human Services. From 1989-1991, she was a senior policy analyst at the U.S. Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care that created a universal health care plan that evolved into the Affordable Care Act. Starting in 2015, she taught Reproductive Health Policy and Law and a survey course on women’s health at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health.
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