Cheese. (popehippo) wrote in ontd_political,

From Abortion Rights to Reproductive Justice Conference 2010

This year, Feministing is partnering with Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP), an organization housed at Hampshire College, on their 2010 Conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom. This will be my fourth year attending the conference and it's one of my favorites.

We'll be featuring some content in advance of the conference, and then Jos and I will be there liveblogging as well as speaking on a few panels. Jos was actually a student organizer of the conference when she was at Hampshire!

One of the great things about the CLPP conference is that they really emphasize accessibility. The conference is free (although folks are asked to contribute if able), food is provided, and they even have travel and hotel stipends available by application. There is childcare provided, and it's also very youth focused, primarily attended by college students from around the country.

The folks who speak at the conference are some of the leaders on the forefront of the reproductive justice movement.

More about the conference:

On April 9-11, 2010, campus and community activists will gather at Hampshire College to unite for reproductive justice. We offer more than 40 workshops and trainings. Conference speakers address reproductive freedom as it relates to a broad range of social justice initiatives including economic justice, health care reform, racial equality, freedom from violence, immigrant rights, climate justice, and LGBTQ rights, just to name a few.

Over the weekend, you will deepen your understanding of issues you already know about, make new connections, and unite with others who are passionate about working for social justice.

You can check out the list of speakers here. So check it out and applications for travel/hotel assistance are due February 24th!

Source. Thought you guys might be interested, anyone gonna sign up to go?
Tags: abortion, activism, immigration, lgbtq / gender & sexual minorities, media, race / racism, women

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