From Abortion Rights to Reproductive Justice Conference 2012

Once again, Feministing is partnering with the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, which will be held next weekend, April 13th-15th at Hampshire College. We should really thank Republicans for making this conference even more relevant and urgent than it usually is. Last year, Lori and Jos attended the conference. This year, Lori is returning and will be joined by Eesha, who is also speaking THREE times! (Holding Our Movements & Ourselves AccountableOur Lives, Our Voices: Reproductive Justice and Immigrant Communities and Strategic Action Session: Abortion Access).

The conference

connects activists from across the U.S. and internationally to build a stronger movement for reproductive justice and social change. Through plenaries, workshops, panels, and trainings, we encourage intergenerational dialogue, support youth leadership, and help build the connections and analysis necessary for cross-movement collaborations.

More than 150 speakers and 75 conference workshops will highlight successful examples of activism and discuss how struggles for reproductive and sexual rights are intricately linked to movements for economic, social, and environmental justice. Topics of workshops and strategic action sessions include abortion access in the U.S. and internationally, climate justice, anti-foreclosure activism, media making and storytelling, the politics of population control, and organizing around the 2012 elections.

You can register for it online here. And be sure to check Lori and Eesha’s blogging and live-tweeting this weekend. The hashtag for the conference is  #CLPP2012 and you can visit their Facebook page here.

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Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/stellarose/ Stella

    I’m so glad to see that there seems to be at least two sessions focusing on maternity care options, and the rights of pregnant and birthing women. Too often these topics (which will affect, on average, 80% of US women at one or more points in their lives) are left out or somehow thought of as separate from the reproductive right movement.