Friday 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Money for Our Movements

How will your reproductive justice work get the funding it needs? This session is geared towards anyone who has a project or organization they want to raise funds for, as well as people who want to learn more about the field of philanthropy and the value of being an activist donor. We will provide an overview of the foundation landscape for reproductive justice work and will provide practical advice for approaching foundation staff as well as the ins and outs of the grant proposal process.

Contraceptive Safety and LARC

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (like IUDs and hormonal implants) and hormonal injections (like Depo-Provera) are disproportionately marketed and prescribed to young women, women of color, and women in the global South. Panelists will provide a brief overview of health disparities affecting women of color and queer and trans youth; contraceptive equity as it relates to sexual and reproductive health; forms of eugenics and population control; sterilization of people who are institutionalized; and barriers to access to a full range of contraceptives.

Appropriate Whiteness

During this workshop, participants will learn how to have difficult conversations about white privilege and white supremacy with the people they love, including families, club members, and co-workers. We'll discuss how to be a "credit to your race" in becoming an abolitionist against racism in the reproductive rights movement, how to actively listen and ask questions of people of color with respect, and how to avoid denial, racial triggers and marginalization.

What's the Deal About Families?

Why is family such a huge issue when it comes to feminism? Join us as we launch into the conference weekend by reigniting conversations begun at last year's pre-conference COFFEE (Conference on Feminism, Families, Equity and Experience). Together we will identify key issues relating to families, parenting, and reproductive justice. This session is open to all who are interested in exploring intersections of families and feminism during the conference weekend.

Is There Such a Thing as Bad Abortions? When Storytelling Gets Real

Storytelling has and is being used as a tool for social impact and culture shift, specifically regarding the power of story sharing when it comes to personal perceptions of abortion. But what are some of the difficulties in using storytelling as a movement building tool? In bringing to light a wide experience of abortion stories, are there tough questions to address regarding morality, objectivity, and the multiple stigmas at play?

Imagination as the Antidote to the Impossible: Imaginative Practices for Reproductive Justice

Many of us working on reproductive justice are faced with “impossible” tasks everyday. Moving forward means thinking outside the box and opening our minds to new ideas and practices to get us through tough problems and towards creative solutions. How can “play” be productive? How can imagination open us to new ways of working and living? Join us at our interactive imagination stations to explore these and other questions.

How We Win: Using Direct Action to Increase Access to Abortion and Advance Reproductive Justice

If we want to stop losing and start winning, we need to make it clear we're unwilling to lose. In this interactive workshop we will lead a direct action training tailored to reproductive justice activists and advocates working at the grassroots level. Using examples and clear definitions, we'll cover what direct action is, why direct action is a necessary part of the movement, and how it's effective in bringing about change. We'll spotlight the work of intersectional social change activists, and lead a training for those interested in leading direct actions in their own communities.

Campus Accountability, Consent and Ending Rape Culture

Building campus communities that can effectively intervene, prevent and eventually end the epidemic of sexual violence means taking a multi-pronged approach that pushes the administration to hold perpetrators accountable while shifting and ensuring conversations about consent and rape, and making space for healing to help survivors move forward. From updating student code definitions to cultivating story telling sessions, we can make a difference.

A Pocketbook Issue: Abortion Access is Economic Justice

Join our panel of activists working at state and national levels as they discuss their exciting work at the intersections of reproductive justice and economic justice. Presenters from the All* Above All campaign and National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health will discuss current campaign work for the #FightFor15, dignity for young parents, and efforts to repeal the Hyde amendment with the groundbreaking EACH Woman Act.

Sometimes in Washington You Win: Net Neutrality VICTORY

The fight for the future of our Internet has been quietly raging in Washington for a decade. In 2014 things got hot when a government agency proposed to let big companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T create fast lanes on the Internet for those that could afford them and leave the rest of us in the slow lane. In response, a large coalition of artists, new civil rights leaders, independent technologists, feminists and communities in struggle pressured Washington to protect the Internet we love and make strong rules to keep the Internet open and free.


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