2011 CLPP Repro Justice Conference / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Bringing the Revolution Home

Well, Everyone, this is my final post on the CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College.  I can’t believe it’s over already!  I made it home and quickly passed out, exhausted yet rejuvenated from all of the amazing and inspiring activists I heard and met.  As I’m sitting here unpacking my thoughts, I wanted to … Continue reading

2011 CLPP Repro Justice Conference / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Politics of Population Control

Hello, Everyone!  I’m here at the last day of CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College.  I’m live-blogging the Politics of Population Control workshop.  The panelists challenged “the resurgences of population control as a response to global economic crises, climate change and security fears.”  They covered controversial topics including eugenics, forced sterilization, racism and xenophobia. … Continue reading

2011 CLPP Repro Justice Conference / Women and Gender

CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Written on the Body – Body Politics and the Media

So I’ve been SO overwhelmed by all of the awesomeness at CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference.  There are a ton of workshops happening simultaneously that I wish I could go to.  So I skipped out early on the Abortion Access in the U.S. workshop (my last post) and headed over to the workshop on Written on … Continue reading

2011 CLPP Repro Justice Conference / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Abortion Access in the U.S.

Hi Everyone! This time I’m live-blogging from CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at the Abortion Access in the U.S. workshop.  The panelists discussed the obstacles to reproductive services. Megan Shalvoy discussed crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), which serve as fronts for anti-choice douchebaggery.  They delay women getting abortions and provide completely inaccurate and false reproductive information.  The … Continue reading

2011 CLPP Repro Justice Conference / Feminism / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Sex Positive Feminism

Bonjour!  Live-blogging once again at CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College.  I’m participating in the interactive Sex Positive Feminism 101 workshop organized by staffers from HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive). We kicked things off by confronting stereotypes.  Audience members held signs with words on it; the rest of the audience shouted out clues and … Continue reading

2011 CLPP Repro Justice Conference / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Moving Beyond the Blog – Advancing Abortion Rights Online

Hola!  As I’m live-blogging at CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College, I’m listening to speakers at the Moving Beyond the Blog: Advancing Abortion Rights Online panel with activists and online reproductive justice advocates Michelle Kinsey Bruns, Steph Herold and Erin Matson (all of whom I follow on Twitter!)  Omg I’m blogging and tweeting about … Continue reading

2011 CLPP Repro Justice Conference / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Live-Blogging Speaking Out for Reproductive Freedom

Good Morning, Everyone! I’m back, live-blogging at CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College.  I’m listening to speakers at the Speaking Out for Reproductive Freedom event.  There are reproductive justice activists here from 38 states! One of the first speakers discussed American Indian people.  She talks of the importance of connectedness and spirituality.  She said, … Continue reading

2011 CLPP Repro Justice Conference / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Live-Blogging International Reproductive Rights Panel

Hi Everyone! I’m here live-blogging at CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College.  I’m sitting in on an International Reproductive Rights Roundtable.  The anthropologist in me always wants to look at issues cross-culturally. The panel consists of: “Activists from different countries will present their diverse experiences promoting and defending reproductive and sexual health and rights … Continue reading

2011 CLPP Repro Justice Conference / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

And Justice For All: Off to CLPP’s Conference “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice”

Well The Opinioness is off to another conference this weekend.  Road trip!!  Yep, headed back to my old stomping grounds of Western Mass for the 3-day Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College.  Sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) and Population and Development programs, this year’s event, “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: … Continue reading