GINKS - Green Inclined, Missing the Target
by April Dunlop, Hampshire College
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