CLPP Alums: A reason to hope, a reason to fight

Like you, we are deeply concerned for reproductive justice and the safety of our communities. We stand with those who are most vulnerable and will continue fighting to create a more just world. CLPP's inspiring, fierce students and alums give us reason to be hopeful for the future. Their voices, their actions, and their leadership are vital--now more than ever.

From leadership programs to an activist conference to summer internships, CLPP is educating, inspiring and training rising young activists who are working on the front lines of reproductive justice.

Meet one of our 16,000 alums:

Courtney Hooks smiles and looks away from the camera. Pink text below photo reads: "CLPP and PopDev changed my life. They gave me a political home to connect with others who are striving towards a world where all people have the rights and resources they need to have full self-determination over their bodies, health, and families. Through CLPP, I met people who helped me envision midwifery as a viable path as a queer, black, working class person.” Below the quote is this text: "CLPP Alum: Student Group 2009, 2010, 2011; RRASC 2008; NLNI 2011, 2013, 2014; Conference Speaker 2012, 2013, 2014 Now: I’ll soon be a certified nurse-midwife/reproductive health nurse practitioner. This summer I volunteered at a birth center in rural northern Uganda that provides free reproductive health services. I’ve also been a nurse-midwife apprentice, helped run free women’s health clinics in Oakland, and offered after-abortion talk line counseling. As the campaign and communications director at Justice Now, I worked against prison expansion and sterilization abuse. I’ve also worked with the Prison Birth Project, the Doula Project, and HIPS, where I supported people in the sex trade and helped start a syringe exchange program."

CLPP alums are bending history, striking down injustice, shaking the world. Many of them continue to courageously and tirelessly fight for reproductive justice throughout their careers.

They are strong, smart, and accomplished. And they are changing lives.

We believe in this future. Join CLPP in creating a cascade of change: Invest in the Courtneys of tomorrow.

In hope and solidarity,

Mia Amy Marlene
Mia Kim Sullivan Amy Crysel Marlene Gerber Fried
CLPP Co-Director CLPP Co-Director CLPP Faculty Director

P.S. Support these passionate, determined activists by making a gift to CLPP today. They are the change we need now and our hope for tomorrow.

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