CLPP Hosts 28th Annual Reproductive Justice Conference

From the desk of Steve Mortell

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 2.33.45 PMCivil liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) is hosting their annual three-day conference this week Friday, April 11, in Franklin Patterson Hall located at Hampshire College. "Friday workshops will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Workshops and plenaries continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon." The CLPP is a energetic advocate of gender, social and economic justice. The soul purpose of this weekends conference is to raise awareness pertaining to reproductive justice. "This year’s event will feature 80 workshops and more than 160 speakers. Workshops include Fighting for Contraceptive Safety in a Time of Restricted Access, The Intersections of Immigrant Rights and Reproductive Justice, and Repealing the Hyde Amendment: Multi-tiered advocacy and activism as strategy. From building support for parents and creating community doula programs, to the intersection of HIV and reproductive justice, to identifying the needs of trans* people"

"The conference focuses on broadening the fight for reproductive health and rights by making connections to a diverse range of social issues, including racial, economic, and disability justice"~ Sam Smith

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 2.30.44 PMThe CLPP aims to please and intends on providing much needed services for those who wish to join with disabilities and or language barriers. " There will be ASL interpretation available at both the Saturday and Sunday plenaries, and Spanish translation will be available by request as part of the pre-registration process.Buildings used for the conference are accessible, and space will be reserved in workshops and plenaries for people using wheelchairs. Space will be reserved in plenaries for people looking to reduce their exposure to fragrances. Childcare is available free of charge during the conference."

“Attacks on reproductive autonomy and freedom have been relentless. In the past three years, 205 state laws limiting access to abortion were passed—that’s more than in the previous 10 years combined."~Lucy Trainor

Please join Civil Liberties and Public Policy at their progressive and informative Reproductive Justice Conference this weekend at Hampshire College.

Quotes CLPP pressrelease

Pictures from CLPP website