As a young Latina, I try to educate myself and other young people in my community on their rights and their choices. It is important to make sure we continue to move forward with young people's sexual and reproductive rights. We have come along way but there is still a lot of work to do and changes that need to be made to ensure that everyone has these rights. Limited access to services and information has a huge impact on young people's lives.
It’s graduation season in the Pioneer Valley, and we at CLPP send heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to all the graduates we have worked with. As office interns, student group members, and interns with the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps, you have contributed your talents and developed your expertise. We are excited for you and proud to have worked with you.
added May 16, 2012 by CLPP
Every year at Hampshire College, students, staff, and faculty send in nominations for the Ingenuity Awards. These awards honor students who have made a significant contribution to our community. This year, five students who have worked with CLPP received awards in recognition of their outstanding work and initiative. They are Bailey Hanselman, Chiloe Barrera-Cloyd, Iesha Ramos, Lauren Casey, and Yasmine El Baggari. We are inspired by their passion and commitment to reproductive justice!
added May 11, 2012 by Lani@CLPP
On April 28, 2012, activists and advocates from Minnesota, the Midwest, and (a few of us) from across the U.S. met up at Carleton College for their Reproductive Justice Collective's first conference, "Sex, Lies, and Things our Mothers Never Told Us: How Reproductive Justice Fits into Every Aspect of Our Society." We spent the day together, in a building that formerly housed Northfield's middle school, and talked human rights, sexualities and native communities, supreme court cases, and art as activism.
added May 10, 2012 by Sara Berk
During Friday afternoon at the conference this year, CLPP partnered with the Care Center to produce activist portraits. The Care Center is an alternative education center for pregnant and parenting teens in Holyoke, MA. The ladies from the Care Center took pictures of participants and their collages, which will be displayed at a gallery exhibit on May 18th.
added May 2, 2012 by Lani@CLPP
All of us at CLPP and PopDev are so glad to take this moment to express our extreme gratitude for being a part of the Hampshire College community. On April 13-15, over 1,100 activists from across the U.S. and the world joined us on our campus to build a stronger movement for reproductive and social justice. And we couldn't have convened such a hugely successful event without the support and generosity of the entire Hampshire College community. For this, we thank you!