Saturday Session 3: 5:15PM - 6:45PM

Religion, Spirituality, and Our Struggles for Justice

For many of us, our activist work is guided by our religious or spiritual beliefs. For some, there is a disconnect that deserves to be healed. How do we bring our whole selves into our activist work? How do we mobilize our faith communities to join the fight for justice? Join panelists from from diverse religious traditions as we discuss connecting our religious and spiritual lives with our work for reproductive justice, abortion rights, and LGBTQ justice.

Staying Connected to the Movement while Parenting

As parents, people planning to parent, and people deciding whether to parent, we will name and address our collective needs. Facilitators and participants, experts of their own lives, will share ideas and resources that uplift parenting and support people in both naming our parenting needs in movement spaces and centering justice within our ideas of family.

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, friends, 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.

#NoBanNoWallNoRaids: Arm Yourself with Information for the Frontlines

Have you ever found yourself in a well-meaning political conversation that takes a sudden turn toward the xenophobic? “I’m all for human rights but immigrants are [choose an inaccurate and dangerous stereotype to insert here: stealing our jobs, draining public funds, causing terrorism, etc.].” Come hear from panelists who are from and/or work with immigrant Muslim communities, Latinx communities, AAPI communities, and refugee communities.

My Body, My Choices: The Trans/GNC Health Education You Didn't Get in School!

Trans & gender non-conforming people often have questions about how to care for our bodies and not a lot of places to get answers. How can I reduce chances of infection when I don’t have safe access to a bathroom? Where can I find a binder that’s right for my chest? How do I tuck? How can I make prosthetics when I can’t afford them? What are the risks and benefits to silicone injections? What hormone and surgery options exist, and what will they do to my body?

Beyond Inclusivity: Understanding Trans Identities

By focusing on activists in the reproductive justice movement and professionals in the healthcare industry, this workshop will give people without trans experience the language and tools you need to support transgender and individuals personally and professionally. Even when we know support is important, it can be hard to know exactly how our support is needed. Participants will walk away with a deep and broad understanding of struggles people of trans experience may face in their day-to-day lives, as well as in the medical industry and reproductive justice spheres.

You Can't Take This Away From Me! - Abortion Pills in the Hands of Those Who Need Them

Around the world and in the U.S., abortion pills offer a safe method of abortion in the first trimester, whether provided by a medical practitioner or whether self-managed by the pregnant person. This workshop will give every participant information about how abortion pills work, what precautions are needed before using them, and what a person can expect as the pills cause an abortion. Participants will hear from an advocate and a doctor who are empowering people around the world and in U.S. with access to abortion pills.

From Urban to Rural to Global: We Need Environmental Justice Everywhere

How do millions of people, disproportionately people of color, forced into living within a mile of dirty energy and toxic producers bear the burden of our fossil fuel addiction with their bodies? How can GPS empower our communities? Panelists will explore the intersections between indigenous sovereignty, and environmental, gender, and racial justice.

Say Something: Preventing Interpersonal Violence in Your Communities

Whoever you are, whatever your profession is, and whomever you come into contact with – everyone can Say Something to help prevent interpersonal violence. To support people of all genders in their ongoing efforts to create a safer community, Safe Passage offers The Prevention LAB: a social experiment in creating safe community. In this interactive workshop, participants will work together to build skills of assertive communication and boundary-setting across various relationships using scenarios that are generated from real life experiences.

It's a Class Thing

It's a Class Thing: This interactive workshop will introduce the basics of social class and classism: What is it? Where is it? How does it play out? Group activities, dialogue, and personal reflection will give participants a dynamic way to learn about class, identify systemic examples of classism, and reflect on social class identity in order to bring the topic of class into our communities and movements so we can advance economic and racial justice at its intersection with reproductive justice. Participants will walk away with specific action plans to use in their organizing.

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