I’m excited. I’ve been excited ever since September, when the CLPP Student Group began another year of hosting reproductive justice workshops and creating visions for our organizing. Now we’re hard at work planning transportation, childcare, the Abortion Speak Out, and so much more for our 26th annual conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom. Things are busy around CLPP and PopDev this time of year!
Wondering what to expect at the conference this year? A look through last year’s many blog posts from before, during, and after the conference should give you an idea.
Mahayana, writing on Amplify, could have been writing yesterday instead of last year:
“Over the past few months, it’s been difficult to watch the governments of various states declare their shamefully ignorant disrespect of women’s bodies and minds. Each one feels like a personal insult, and I fear that my state could be next….
As an environmental chemistry major, I am constantly asked by people in my department why I work for a civil liberties program on campus instead of getting a job being a research assistant or concentrating on hard science work. My answer lies a lot in what it means to be a Hampshire student in general. I strongly believe that to be a well-rounded scientist, and a scientist whose work is valuable to what's happening in the world right now, you MUST be involved in social justice and realize the connections between it and environmental justice.