Our annual activist conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, starts on April 13th, 2018 and ends on April 15th, 2018. It takes place on the Hampshire College campus, located at 893 West Street in Amherst, Massachusetts.
If you need further information, please see the conference website. For registration questions, you can also contact Sasha N. Jimenez, CLPP Operations Manager, by sending an email or calling 413-559-5841.
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If you are a conference speaker, please use the separate registration link supplied to you via email, which captures presenter-specific information.
All participants must register in advance. Advance registration allows us to plan for adequate food and accommodate accessibility needs. Check-in will begin April 13th, 2018 at 2PM.
Online registration ends on April 11th, 2018 at 11:59pm.
If you need ASL interpretation or have other access needs, please register before March 16th.
If you need on-site childcare, you must register for the conference by March 16th.
Please help us to diminish access barriers at the conference and continue to work and build with us so that the conference is more accessible to more people each year.
Please read through our accessibility guide and community norms statement.
Please be smoke- and fragrance-free to the extent that you are able to, so that beloved community members with chemical sensitivities can attend the conference.
We believe in offering our conference to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Your registration fee goes directly to supporting conference costs. While CLPP is housed at Hampshire, we raise the funds for all CLPP programs and personnel. We also rely on participants to pay as they are able. Please give as generously as you are able, and know that you are welcome here regardless of your ability to pay.
Sustainer - $300+By registering at this level, you cover your own costs for three days of programming, including meals, childcare, entertainment, accessibility, and all of the staff and student time that goes into producing this event.
Organization - $300+Please register at this level if your organization, institution, or college/university is covering your registration fee.
Supporter - $125-$299By registering at this level, you offset some of your own costs for three days of programming, meals, childcare, and entertainment.
Sliding Scale - $15-$124This level is subsidized for activists, advocates, and others who aren't able to pay the Sustainer rate. Please consider what the conference means for you and your education, activism, or work, and pay what you can.
Movement-Builder - $0We welcome everyone's participation in the conference. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you are unable to contribute to your registration cost, you are still welcome to attend.
All students may attend the conference for free, but are encouraged to give if they can.
If you can't attend, please consider making a donation that brings someone else to our conference.
CLPP is committed to supporting parents, children, and families. Through generous donations from individuals and foundations, we are able to provide childcare during set times at the conference. If you need childcare, please opt in.
Scented products include shampoos, lotions, styling products, laundry detergent and fabric softeners, "natural" products and essential oils, colognes and perfumes, and air fresheners.
We know that scented products, including essential oils, perfumes, and hair products, can be an important part of one's identity, and we will not be policing anyone's use of them. However, we ask all participants who will be in shared conference spaces over the weekend to recognize how using certain products can create access barriers in those spaces for folks who cannot tolerate exposure to chemicals and fragrance.
Please review some preparations you can make prior to the conference. See also additional online resources by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: "Fragrance Free Femme of Colour Realness" and "Making Space Accessible is An Act Of Love for Our Communities".