CLPP has joined the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) in solidarity with the September 28th Campaign to decriminalize abortion in Latin American and the Caribbean. The following letter was signed by individuals and organizations supporting demands for reproductive dignity and justice worldwide.
On September 28, 2010, WGNRR presented the letter to the embassies and consulates of Brazil, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru in citiies around the world, including Manila, Delhi, Mexico City, the Hague, Copenhagen, London, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, and San Francisco.
We invite friends and allies in our local community and beyond to join us in celebrating the life of George A. Williams. George was not only a CLPP ally who spoke in our annual activist conference in 2008, 2009, and 2010, but he was also a personal friend and mentor to some of our staff.
We remember and celebrate his passion for justice, his creativity, and his seemingly endless energy for creating and building community. On September 2nd, George passed away. We hope you will join us at the community memorial service at 4:30 p.m. on Friday October 15th, at First Churches in downtown Northampton.
Hampshire College staff, faculty and students marked the opening of the 2010-2011 academic year at the Convocation Ceremony held on Tuesday, September 7.
We are delighted to announce the promotions of Mia Kim Sullivan to CLPP Director, and Amy Crysel to Director of Operations and Finance. Marlene Gerber Fried will continue to work with CLPP in a new role as Faculty Director, overseeing the academic components of our programming. This new, shared leadership structure, which we developed over the past three years through our strategic planning process, affirms both our commitment to mentoring and developing new leadership, and the close connection between education and activism that is central to CLPP.
From the pueblos of Espanola, NM to the financial district of New York City, from the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit to the operating rooms of Mt. Sinai Hospital, summer 2010 brought RRASCs out of the classroom and into the world of working for social justice with CLPP's host partners. Click on a link below to read the full final reports of all our 2010 RRASC interns.