Friday 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Survivor Justice & #MeToo: Building Power to End Sexual Violence and Lead Change for Survivors

We stand at a collective tipping point. We exist at the intersection of the revolutionary #MeToo movement, transforming accountability, solidarity, healing, and justice for survivors, and the Trump administration’s attacks on vital rights and protections for survivors and marginalized people. Now more than ever, we need a powerful, intersectional, and informed survivor justice movement.

Organizing for Sexual and Reproductive Justice in NYC: Engaging Community to Transform Public Institutions

A reproductive justice revolution is happening in New York City: a municipal agency (the nation’s largest health department) is working to adopt the principles of reproductive justice, guided by the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Community Engagement Group (CEG) comprised of over 50 nonprofit organizations, community leaders, activists, and academics.

Combatting Settler-Terrorism Through Indigenous Liberation

There can be no justice on stolen, indigenous land without indigenous justice. Oli (Osage/Chichimeca/Mvskoke) and Ashley (Oglala Lakota/Absentee Shawnee) will use Oklahoma indigenous grassroots resistance as a foray into a discussion about settler-terrorism, racial justice, indigenous liberation, environmental justice, cross-movement collaboration, and bridge building.

Not Just Women: Changing Our Language for a Trans Inclusive Movement

This interactive workshop is for cisgender (non-transgender) folks who wish to invest in a more trans inclusive reproductive justice movement. Let's learn together by engaging in dialogue after gaining the basic tips and tools on language and the experiences of trans bodies in the movement. This space is intended to be a learning space to get your questions answered and challenge each other to hold our communities accountable for bringing the valuable voices of trans folks to the forefront.

Reproductive Justice 101

Reproductive justice was coined in 1994 by Women of African Descent for Reproductive Justice, a group of Black women who recognized that the white-led women's rights movement was not prioritizing issues critical to women of color, and that we must represent our own communities. This workshop will discuss some of the history of RJ as well as give participants a chance to express their RJ stories. The workshop also involves understanding what's at stake for folk who are often left out of reproductive justice considerations, such as trans women and trans non-binary folks.

When Sex Trafficking Is Sensationalized: Criminalizing Working Together

The goal of our workshop is to provide an understanding of sex work and sex trafficking, how they are different, and how, in many states, this distinction is not made. We will discuss the legal definitions and explore how participants understand sex trafficking. Using Alaska as a case study, we will explore the differences between these federal and state laws. We will share how these definitions disproportionately impact the lives of women of color and their families.

Reproductive Justice & State Legislative Abortion Trends: A Discussion on Innovative Intersectional Strategies

Access to abortion care is a reproductive justice issue. Communities of color, immigrant communities, women, girls, and trans and gender non-conforming folks are all affected by appalling and ever-evolving anti-abortion laws in states across the country. These laws, written mostly by cis white men, are meant to target the most marginalized communities.

How to Fight the Right

Successful campaigns must include both offensive and defensive strategies. By taking into account the who, how, and why of our opposition, we become more capable of anticipating and confronting the myriad ways in which they attempt to thwart our liberation. In this workshop, participants will gain a general understanding of the network of organizations and individuals who represent the greatest threats to reproductive justice, the ideologies that fuel them, and the strategies and mechanisms used to advance their agenda.

Funding the Movement: Strategies for Foundation Fundraising and Rapid Response Resources for Reproductive Justice Activists

Reproductive justice and social justice organizations rely heavily on funding from foundations. Yet if all of U.S. foundation giving were represented by one dollar, only seven cents would go to organizations that work on issues connected to women and girls. Even fewer than seven cents is allocated to organizations that are grassroots, lack 501c3 status, are led by young people, are led by women of color and indigenous women, are led by transgender or non-binary people, and/or are located in rural areas and/or red states.

Our Communities Are Not Dumping Grounds: Environmental and Reproductive Justice

What role does pollution play in our reproductive lives? How have companies profited from exposing Black women to harmful toxins and hidden chemicals linked to cancer, infertility, birth defects, and other serious health problems through “feminine care” products? How does climate change exacerbate "natural" disasters, and why are people of color at the greatest risk of having their lives disrupted? This workshop will examine urgent environmental issues with a close look at the economic and racial inequities that disproportionately impact communities of color and fenceline communities.

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