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added July 21, 2010 by CLPP

CLPP and PopDev held a joint staff retreat on July 13th and 14th. The two days – full of trainings, dialogue, brainstorming, and collaboration – spanned the two towns of Amherst and Northampton. Together we inserted new life into our strategic plan, reviewed our multiple program areas, examined tools for communications and conflict management, celebrated the past, and created future visions. Summertime for CLPP and PopDev is the end of our program cycle, and it’s also the beginning of the next. Our staff retreat allowed us to begin our year with common perspective, and we’re excited about the work ahead!

added July 19, 2010 by CLPP

We have joined with 30 other organizations to applaud NBC for using popular media to depict real-life experiences.

Leading Women’s and Reproductive Rights Groups Commend NBC for Airing Groundbreaking Friday Night Lights Episode

A diverse group of 30 state and national organizations commend network for honest depiction of a young woman’s decision to choose abortion

added July 16, 2010 by CLPP

Kimberley Bullard graduated from Hampshire College in May 2010. As a student, Kim worked closely with CLPP Director Marlene Fried on her academic research. Additionally, Kim was consistently involved with the CLPP student group and annual conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom. Her commitment to reproductive justice was evident in her roles as a co-chair of the Abortion Speak Out committee and as a speaker for the 2010 annual activist conference.

Learn more about Kim's research from the Hampshire College Website:

added June 29, 2010 by CLPP

Another world is possible!  Another US is necessary!  This is the motto of the 2010 United States Social Forum - the second event of its kind - and we're excited to have been a part of building a cohesive progressive movement in Detroit just a few days ago.

added June 16, 2010 by CLPP

Another world is possible! Another US is necessary! This is the motto of the 2010 United States Social Forum—the second event of its kind—and we're excited to be part of building a cohesive progressive movement in Detroit in just a few days.

added April 21, 2010 by CLPP

Building on the theme of this year’s Women’s Week—“strength through solidarity”—a panel discussion last night held in Harvard Hall examined the link between environmental factors and reproductive health.

Billed as “mother/earth,” the event focused on the detrimental effects of pollution and other toxins on maternal health, and featured advocates for social justice Lani Blechman of Hampshire College’s Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program and Trina Jackson of Roxbury-based Alternatives for Community and Environment.

The two panelists touched on issues ranging from controlling overpopulation to placing power plants in low-income areas, which they said affected women’s reproductive health.

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