This summer, our magnificent Verónica Bayetti Flores, who so capably led NLNI, our Summer Leadership Institute, and the expansion of our summer internship program, moved to Streetwise and Safe in New York, where she will be leading program development to build and share leadership, skills, knowledge and community among LGBTQQ youth of color who are experiencing criminalization and the policing of poverty.
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Malika Redmond is the executive director for SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, a young, community-centered, statewide reproductive justice organization based in Atlanta, GA. A CLPP and NLNI alum, Malika recently co-facilitated the workshop “Access Denied: our new health care law and reproductive (in)justice” at our annual conference. Here she provides us with insight on what drew her to SPARK, as well as how her experience at CLPP helped her get to where she is today.
What attracted to you SPARK?
The Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP)’s 28th annual conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, captivated the minds and invigorated the spirits of social and reproductive justice activists April 11-13, 2014 at Hampshire College.
Over the course of the weekend, more than 900 activists, students, academics, and professionals came for an energizing weekend full of diverse workshops, exciting performances, movement-building networking, and enlightening conversations.