Annual Activist Conference — From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom
CLPP's annual April conference for students and community activists connects young people to reproductive rights organizations and campaigns locally, nationally, and internationally and provides them with information, analysis, and "how-to" organizing to bring back to their own campuses and communities. The conference presents a broad view of the issues and links reproductive rights to civil liberties, LGBTQ rights, environmental justice, peace and security, youth liberation, disability rights, access to health care and child care, and freedom from violence and abuse.
CLPP's paid summer internship program places students from Western Massachusetts colleges with reproductive rights and social justice organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
NLNI is a collaborative training and leadership building network for emerging reproductive justice activists. NLNI members work at a wide range of reproductive rights and social justice groups and, through their participation in the network, create new relationships and collaborations that are energizing and expanding the reproductive rights movement.
The CLPP student organizing group consists of activists from the Five Colleges and broader community who want to develop their skills to organize for reproductive and social justice. The group members facilitate Reproductive Justice trainings for the community, and work as the driving force behind the annual activist conference.
CLPP and PopDev faculty members teach courses that introduce students to a broad range of reproductive rights issues and the history of activism surrounding them. Local students can fulfill high school, college, and university community service and community engagement requirements through involvement with CLPP.