Today I want to do a quick plug-in for three upcoming social justice conferences.
March 26-29 – Chicago, IL: INCITE! Color of Violence 4 Conference
NAPW is excited to participate in this year’s COV4 Conference “Beyond the State: Inciting Transformative Possibilities.” This conference mark’s INCITE!’s fifteenth year of advocacy to end colonial, racial, and gender-based violence against women of color, trans and queer people and communities of color. Director of Legal Advocacy Sara Ainsworth, will speak Saturday, March 28 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm on a panel entitled: “Surviving the ‘Other War on Women’: Exploring the criminalization and punishment of survivors of trauma/addiction via our criminal legal and child welfare system and building transformative legal and community based strategies for change.” Further information about the conference and registration can be found here.
April 10-12 – Amherst, MA: “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice” CLPP Conference
The 29th Annual Civil Liberties & Public Policy (CLPP) Conference, “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom,” will be held at Hampshire College from Friday, April 10 to Sunday, April 12. As a 2015 Conference Sponsor, NAPW will be attending and tabling during the full weekend. Visit the CLPP Conference website for more information — and if you can make it, come visit us at our organization table!
April 13 – New York City: “One Fight: Activists Talk Prison Abolition & Reproductive Justice”
At this event co-sponsored by Justice Now and the Carr Center for Reproductive Justice at NYU School of Law, Justice Now, NAPW, and the Correctional Association of NY’s Women in Prison Project will reflect on shared visions of change. Speakers will share their strategies for fighting mass incarceration and its role in reproductive oppression: limiting people’s ability to have and care for children, preventing people from making intimate decisions about their bodies, forcing unwanted sterilizations, and cutting people’s lives short. Writer and advocate Victoria Law will moderate and fuel the discussion. This event is free and open to the public, and has been approved for two New York State CLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice, appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Join us, Monday, April 13, 6:00 pm at NYU School of Law’s Vanderbilt Hall, Room 206.