CLPP 2014: Not your mama’s reproductive justice conference (Register now!)


This year, Feministing is proud to partner once again with the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program (CLPP) at Hampshire College for their amazing reproductive justice conference.

The annual conference—From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom—will take place Friday, April 11, through Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Having attended in many years past to cover everything from colonization and colonialism to transfeminisms to fashion, I’m really excited to be partnering once again with the amazing activists at Hampshire to help spread the word about this special opportunity.

As you may remember from years past, 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; LGBTQ rights; and environmental justice. Over the last 28 years, more than 12,000 people have participated.

This year’s event will feature 80 workshops and more than 160 speakers. Workshops include:

and so, so many more! 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 within the movement, the conference covers a wide range of social justice and reproductive issues.

Later this week we’ll post again on some of the themes covered at the conference, and after the conference we’ll post reflections from actual participants, so even if you can’t be there in person you can still get in on the action. You can also follow along on Twitter using #clpp2014.

Conference registration is offered on a sliding scale, and no one is turned away for lack of funds. For a list of conference speakers and workshops, or to register, click here.


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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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