Humiliation is Not Prevention: New York City's Shaming of Teen Mothers
By Valentina Forte - Hernandez, Hamphire College
I walked into the Civil Liberties and Public Policy office one Wednesday to start my day of work when I saw a co-worker looking at a picture of a crying baby. Next to the baby were words that read, “Honestly mom…chances are he won’t stay with you. What happens to me?” This image was one of several of New York City’s new ads aimed at preventing teen pregnancy. These ads started to be displayed in bus shelters and on subways in early March, and as the child and grandchild of teen mothers I was outraged.
Were you unable to join us for our conference last month? Do you wish you could hear that amazing speech just one more time? Well wish no more because we now have our saturday morning plenary all on Itunes. Check out the activists, community members, students and more who spoke out for reproductive freedom on April 13th at Hampshire College. All podcast can be found here.
Our Political Research Associates partners have released a new edition of their Reproductive Justice Activist Resource Kit (ARK). They launched the new Reproductive Justice ARK at our CLPP conference a few weeks ago. We encourage everyone to take a moment to download this resource for free on their website: http://www.politicalresearch.org
CLPP is delighted to Co-sponor the Center for Popular Economics' (CPE) Summer Institute! The CPE's Summer Institute is a week-long intensive training in economics for activists, educators, media makers, and anyone who wants a better understanding of how the economy works. Their trainings are highly participatory and build on the knowledge and experience of their participants. No background in economics is necessary. The Summer Insitute will take place August 4 - 9, 2013 at Hampshire College. Below is some information from the Center for Popular Economics' website, http://www.populareconomics.org/2013si/ :
This year, the Summer Institute will look at the care economy.
Our CLPP student group has been working tirelessly since January to prepare for the conference. Recently they put together a promotional video for our 2013 conference! Check it out and don't forget to register for our 27th annual From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom conference. Looking forward to seeing you April 12th - 14th in Amherst, MA!