Help Build Accessibility at #CLPP2017

Each year, we work hard to ensure that CLPP’s conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, is accessible to as many people as possible. Please register for the conference by this Friday, March 17 if you need free childcare and/or specific accommodations such as ASL interpretation. 

We recognize the disability justice movement’s rich history with reproductive justice. Part of what makes the conference such a joyful space is the huge range of people, experiences, and abilities that are present. 

Let's remove barriers so that our disabled community members can organize with us. Our accessibility page has detailed information, and here are some highlights:

  • Our conference spaces are wheelchair-accessible (specific details on the accessibility page). If you don’t use mobility devices/don't need extra time and space for mobility, maintain space for folks to move through.
  • One disability-inclusive cultural practice is to be accepting of the many ways people communicate, think, and move, and the differing ways we all experience emotion, health, and sensory input. Please make an effort to hold that perspective with you during the conference weekend. To learn more, check out our disability justice resource page for more information, as well as these articles discussing disability etiquette, and this discussion of ableist language.
  • Give everyone room to breathe by being scent- and smoke-free to the extent that you are able. A growing number of conference-goers have allergies, asthma, or other chemical sensitivities to common chemicals and fragrances. Limiting your exposure to these chemicals allows more conference-goers to safely attend #CLPP2017.
  • Because flashing lights can trigger seizures or other symptoms, check with people around you before taking photographs, especially if using flash photography.

Please help us diminish access barriers so that the conference is more accessible to more people each year. If you have feedback, questions, or suggestions, or want to volunteer or help organize around access, please email And don’t forget to register by March 17 if you need childcare or accommodations! 

Looking forward to connecting with you at #CLPP2017, just a few weeks away! In the meantime, make sure to say hello on Facebook, connect with us on Twitter by using the hashtag #CLPP2017, and tell everyone in your networks about the conference!

In solidarity,

Lucy Trainor, CLPP Associate Director

Support the CLPP conference and make it possible for fierce grassroots activists to attend by becoming a monthly donor to CLPP or signing on to be a conference sponsor.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Abortion Access Fund, Inc.

Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts

Alliance for Justice


Center for Feminisms at Hampshire College

Center for Genetics and Society

Center for Reproductive Rights

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights

Culture, Brain, and Development Program at Hampshire College

Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund

Feminist Majority Foundation

Feminist Studies at Hampshire College

Five College Women's Studies Research Center

Gender Spectrum

Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College

Hampshire College Admissions

Ibis Reproductive Health


Jane Fund of Central Massachusetts

Justice Now

Lebrón-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center at Hampshire College

Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

National Network of Abortion Funds

Nursing Students for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Our Bodies Ourselves

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts

Praxis Clinical

Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College


Queer Community Alliance Center at Hampshire College

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice


Reproductive Health Access Project

Rosenberg Fund for Children

Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Safe Passage

School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sea Change Program

Sexuality, Women's, and Gender Studies at Amherst College

Spiritual Life at Hampshire College

Survivor Support at Hampshire College

Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice Conference

Tapestry Health

The CAIR Project

The Feminist Press at CUNY and Soapbox, Inc.

The Steinem Initiative

Translate Gender

Wellness Center at Hampshire College

Women With A Vision

Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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