For over 30 years, CLPP has been working to realize a world in which all people have the economic, social, and political power necessary to make healthy decisions about our bodies, families, sexuality, and reproduction. Our annual conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, brings together activists and academics from across the U.S. and the world to share ideas and information, inspiring and supporting 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.
Marlene Gerber Fried, CLPP Faculty Director, in collaboration with Loretta Ross, SisterSong Reproductive Justice Collective; Rickie Solinger, Author; Toni M. Bond Leonard, Activist/Reproductive Justice Expert; and Jessica Danforth, Native Youth Sexual Health Network, wrote an article titled, "Understanding Reproductive Justice: A Response to O'Brien". On April 25th, Jon O'Brien of Catholics for Choice wrote an article for RH Reality Check, Why We Must Remain Pro-Choice.
The two CLPP Student Group Coordinators will work collaboratively with CLPP staff and student group members on fall events and year-round conference organizing. Events include reproductive Justice workshops, screenings, panels, and conference planning meetings. Student Group Coordinators will be responsible for student group planning and staffing events, Five College outreach, social media updates, program evaluations, and facilitating meetings. Conference responsibilities include coordinating the student group, facilitating meetings, gathering and implementing student group input, acting as liaison between staff and students, and coordinating the committees.
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.