2008 Reproductive Rights Conference

Starting Date: 04-04-2008
Ending Date: 04-06-2008

Hampshire College
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
United States
Who should attend: You! This is an activist conference. Whether you are new to the movement or have been working on these issues for years, we want to hear your voice! Register for the conference »

Over the weekend:
Abortion Speak Out: a supportive environment for anyone who has had an abortion to speak about their experience
Over 40 workshops on a range of reproductive justice issues from International Women’s Health and Access to Abortion to Demystifying Reproductive Health and Rethinking Reproductive Rights for Queer and Transgender Communities
Strategic Action Sessions: Share your experience and learn from others who are working on similar issues. Sessions will include: Organizing in Hostile and Conservative Environments, Creating Campus Coalitions, Abortion Supports, Creating a Revolution in Mothering and more!
Open mic, performances, exhibit tables, and networking

Last year, over 1,100 activists and youth attended this national conference to learn, network, and organize for the issues that affect our lives!

On April 4-6, 2008, over 70 speakers from the US and abroad will be offering more than 40 workshops and trainings. Conference speakers address reproductive freedom as it relates to a broad range of social justice issues including economic justice, racial equality, health care reform, anti-war activism, immigrant rights, freedom from violence, prison abolition, sex worker rights, and LGBTQ rights.

Deepen your understanding of issues you already know about, expose yourself to new causes and connections, and unite with others who are passionate about working for social justice.
Questions we will explore at the conference:

How are abortion rights, sex education, economic justice, prisoner rights, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, healthcare, population, environment, and immigrant rights connected?

How can an individual activist or community group focus on one social justice issue while standing in solidarity with the larger movement for progressive change?

How can organizers in different communities—geographic, identity-based, campus, or otherwise—learn from and strengthen each other’s activism?
Geographical Scope: National

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