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 started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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

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