#CLPP2019 Workshops are now online!

The full program for our annual conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, is now online! Check it out and register today to participate in an engaging weekend featuring the workshops below and so many more.

Sex Work is Work! People engaged in sex work face unique barriers in seeking housing, healthcare, and freedom from incarceration and state violence. Community advocates Jaira Burke and Jenna Torres will discuss the current state of sex workers rights and the move towards decriminalization. Do we have the knowledge and tools to shift our movement towards destigmatizing, supporting, and centering those engaged in sex work? Do we value sex work as work?

Queering Reproductive Justice: A robust discussion about how we are—and will continue—“queering” RJ. Many folks in our movement identify as lesbian, gay, bi or pansexual, trans, non binary, queer, and more! How do we bring those identities to the RJ movement in a way that translates identity to action, makes our movements more inclusive, and helps us to win liberation for our communities? Hear from Candace Bond-Theriault of the National LGBTQ Task Force; wellness activist Danielle Gilmore; Kimberly Inez McGuire, Executive Director of URGE; and Kiyomi Fujikawa, co-director of Third Wave Fund.

Linking White Supremacy and Anti-Abortion Movements: Do you know how white supremacists on the right are strategizing to advance their movements? How are white nationalist movements linked to gender-based violence and anti-abortion politics? How much of our higher education has been infiltrated by far right funders and how can we reclaim the state of our knowledge production? Join Carol Mason, professor of gender studies at University of Kentucky; Dania Rajendra; Jalessah Jackson, Georgia Coordinator at SisterSong; and Jasmine Banks, Executive Director of UnKoch My Campus for a deep dive into the connections between racism, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and reproductive politics.

At the Intersection of Immigration and Reproductive Justice: Immigrant communities are facing a multitude of deadly anti-immigrant policies prohibiting them from accessing basic safety, support, and healthcare, in addition to violent anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from all sides of the United States. How can our movements center the experiences and needs of immigrants, their families, and their communities? Join this panel of activists working across movements to hear about the impacts of detention and deportation, the role of sanctuary movements, and the state of healthcare access in immigrant communities.

A Discussion of the Punishment and Criminalization of Pregnancy and Pregnancy Outcomes: Dispelling the Myths, Providing the Fact will address criminalization of pregnant people and other punitive approaches used to target pregnant women, including misuse of the civil child welfare and medical systems. Kendall D. Bentsen, MSW and Victoria St. Clair of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and Nataley Neuman of Reproaction will discuss the increased use of arrest, detention and criminal charges against populations targeted for state control including women of color, low income women, and women who use drugs. Participants will be equipped with organizing strategies, fact sheets, and other resources that will assist in resisting and defending against these abuses of power.

Join us April 12-14 to participate in these workshops and more--register today!

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