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

#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.

Parenting with Dignity: The Policing of Mothers of Color

The criminal justice system, welfare reform, and the health care profession interact in order to regulate and isolate poor mothers of color. We must expand our movement’s discussion of parenting to center the experiences of women of color. Join our collaborative group to identify points of access for reproductive justice that will effectively stop the policing of mothers of color and eliminate the harmful effects on our communities.

Creative Resistance: Self and Community Empowerment through Theatre

Research now shows that art can play a role in unwinding the trauma (personal and historical) that is written into our DNA. Come learn about the research surrounding trauma's impact on the brain and body and explore how to use art in the healing process. After building a theoretical foundation, participants will be guided through individual and group theatre games that explore personal relations to trauma, power, and love. As a group, we will build a "creative self-care plan" that will provide practical ways you can build the arts into your daily life to continue unwinding trauma.

Creating Space for People with Disabilities in Reproductive Justice

This identity caucus will center the experiences of activists with disabilities (visible and invisible), chronic pain, etc. in order to host an unapologetic discussion of what the reproductive justice movement needs to include us. The facilitators, who will join us in person and remotely via skype, will lead us in a deep discussion of how reproductive justice organizers can facilitate accessible spaces and how we need to change our conversations about sex education, sexuality, and sexual stigma.


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