Greetings from CLPP and PopDev! Our programs have long had a national reach, and in the current political climate, this work is now more important than ever. Read on for what's new and how you can help.
Recent CLPP Projects
This summer, our Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps interns organized reproductive justice trainings, researched abortion access in rural areas, and blogged about sexual health in Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver, and other cities. (We'll be sharing more about their work in a video next month.) We have helped students and alums launch reproductive justice projects in other parts of the country, including regional trainings in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and Minnesota, and Carleton College's first-ever reproductive justice conference. And last spring, 1,142 activists from 36 states and 8 countries came together for our 26th annual conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom.
Organizing for next spring's conference will be led by Lucy Trainor, CLPP's new Assistant Director. Lucy joins CLPP after working for 5 years at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, where she developed programming to bring together feminist scholars and activists. Lucy will map out campus programs with CLPP's student coordinators, Lauren Casey and Zaynah Shaikh. Read what they did this summer, and save the date for the next conference! April 12-14, 2013.
Population and Development
PopDev brings a feminist perspective to population, environment, and peace issues. This summer, Anne Hendrixson, a Hampshire alum and former staffer, became PopDev's new Assistant Director. Anne has a master's from the International Development and Social Change Program at Clark University, and previously served as Assistant Director for aids2031 where she was a key contributor to recommendations for addressing the underlying social factors of HIV transmission, treatment and prevention. In the most recent DifferenTakes, Anne describes why "The 'New Population Bomb' Is a Dud."
Strengthen Our Work
Your financial support is essential for us to continue engaging activists across generations and across the country. If you've already donated this year, thank you! Otherwise, please give now and help us provide training, networking, and resources for positive change towards reproductive health and justice.
Thank you for all you do!
Mia Kim Sullivan