From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Repro. Freedom

Starting Date: 04-04-2003
Ending Date: 04-06-2003

Hampshire College
Amherst, Massachusetts
United States
Please join us for the seventeenth annual conference for student and community activists, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom on April 4-6, 2003 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. This conference has a broad understanding of reproductive rights, encompassing the struggle for racial equality, economic justice, civil liberties, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender rights, environmental justice, peace, freedom from violence, access to education, healthcare and childcare, welfare rights, and support for immigrants. Our aim is to make the connection between reproductive rights and other social justice movements in order to enliven our mutual efforts for justice and equality for everyone.

The conference weekend will include time for learning, listening, speaking, networking, and connecting. The conference will begin at 4pm on Friday, April 4th and will end at noon on Sunday, April 6th. The weekend will include an abortion speak out, performances, a networking reception, and over 25 workshops on topics such as abortion access, human rights, population control, international women?s health, immigration, art and activism, welfare, globalization, spirituality, sex education, and caring for ourselves as activists.

The conference is open to everyone. It is intended as a forum for learning and networking for all ages, experiences and background knowledge. If you?ve been an activist for the past twenty years, or if you are just curious and have never been to a conference before, you are equally welcome to attend. The conference is free, wheelchair accessible, and housing, childcare and sign language interpretation are available with advance registration.

The conference is sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program and the Population and Development Program at Hampshire College. For more info, call us at 413-559-5416 or e-mail at
or check out our website at

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