Over recent months and for as many years as we can count, we have been inspired by our courageous colleagues, allies, and friends who are creating a world centered on justice. At the same time, we are outraged by the blatant and insidious attacks on reproductive freedom, racial and gender equality, and queer liberation, and the exponential growth of economic inequality. We are motivated to create change through mobilizing locally, nationally, and internationally—and we want to bring activists and emerging leaders together for cross-movement dialogue and action planning.
This is where you come in! We’re looking for student, community, and academic activists to propose workshops and presentations. Whether or not you’ve presented at the conference before, we invite you to update us on your current activism, the passions that fuel your visions for social change, and your expertise and experiences that you’d like to present at our conference next spring.
Submitting a Proposal
Proposals for the 2013 conference should address how presenters will connect to reproductive rights and justice; include concrete take-aways, new information, or action items participants will gain; and describe how the presenters became and are currently involved with the issues.
Presentations are typically 10-15 minutes in length, and we usually combine three or four presentations on related topics to build intersectional panels with adequate time for discussion. Interactive workshops and strategic action sessions are generally 1½ hours long. All proposals should be engaging and dynamic for a diverse audience of emerging leaders and long-time activists. Proposals should acknowledge the intersection of movements and oppressions with reproductive justice. We generally do not support PowerPoint presentations.
What is the CLPP Conference?
CLPP’s annual conference brings together activists and academics from across the U.S. and the world to provide timely and relevant ideas and information that inspire and support thought, reflection, growth, and collaboration across communities and generations. The conference is a space to share our stories—especially for people who are most often silenced and made invisible—to fuel social movements in pursuit of justice.
Conference programming includes plenaries, workshops, panels, strategic action sessions, and performances. We encourage current and seasoned leaders—and those who are searching for their place in the reproductive justice movement—by valuing lived experience as wisdom and expertise. We prioritize and support people affected first and worst by oppressions to speak at and participate in the conference.
To learn more, check out our 2012 conference program, blog, videos, photos, and speakers list. For more information on the conference planning process and support for speakers, check out our Information for Speakers.