Student Activists Conference, USA

Deadline: Deadline for speakers proposal submission is 17 September, 2012. The online application for students stipends will be available in early 2013.
Open to: students/community activists; people/groups who are directly affected by reproductive injustices worldwide
Venue: From 12 to 14 April, 2013 – Hampshire, Amherist, MA (USA)

From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom

CLPP’s annual conference connects activists from across the U.S. and internationally to build a stronger movement for reproductive justice and social change. They support intergenerational dialogue, encourage youth leadership, and foster cross-movement collaborations. Through plenaries, workshops, panels, and trainings, speakers will highlight successful examples of activism and illuminate how struggles for reproductive and sexual rights are intricately linked to movements for economic, social, gender, and environmental justice.

Conference program

Conference programming includes plenaries, workshops, panels, strategic action sessions, and performances. We encourage current and seasoned leaders—and those who are searching for their place in the reproductive justice movement—by valuing lived experience as wisdom and expertise. People affected first and worst by oppressions have strong priority and support  to speak at and participate in the conference.

To learn more, check out the 2012 conference programblogvideos,photos, and speakers list. For more information on the conference planning process and support for speakers, check the Information for Speakers section.

You can also join and participate with your own presentation. See the proposal form and more details by visiting this link.

Housing and travel

The organizers has set up a housing board, where you can offer and find housing in the local area. If you are driving to the CLPP conference and want a travel companion, or if you are in need of transportation, check out the ride board!

Concerning conference speakers, the organizers subsidize travel and lodging for speakers who cannot cover their own expenses. If you or your organization can pay for travel and/or lodging, we ask that you tap into these resources. That way, we can bring more speakers who do not have access to funding. Generally, we cannot subsidize travel for more than two people from an organization or workshop. Meals and childcare are provided for the entire conference weekend for all speakers and conference participants, regardless of how they are paying for travel costs. See more information for speakers.

Concerning students and community activists, the organizers are committed to bringing together student and community activists who are most affected by reproductive injustices – and who are on the frontlines of creating reproductive justice!
As part of this commitment, fundraising resources are available for you to use and some stipends available to lower your travel and hotel expenses. For more information see Supporting Ourselves, Supporting Each Other: A Quick Guide to DIY Fun!draising


We have limited funding to provide travel and hotel stipends. While we cannot offer stipends to everyone who applies, we will do our best to bring as many people as possible from as many communities as possible. The online application for stipends will be available in early 2013.
We can’t cover 100% of your travel and hotel costs, which is why we ask all travel stipend recipients to commit to covering some portion of travel expenses (and why we have resources available for you and your group to fundraise!). We recognize that personally contributing to or fundraising to cover travel expenses is a question of individual capacity and scale – it’s different for everyone. Whether your goal is to raise $50 individually or $3000 for a group of 4, we trust that you know your own capacity.

We work to make the conference accessible to people and groups from across spectrums of gender, race, sexuality, disability, age, religion, nationality and country of origin, and from across geographic regions. Stipends are granted to people without access to personal funding for conference expenses – who would not be able to attend the conference without funding assistance. Priority will also be given to first time participants. As well, group stipend application are strongly encouraged due to easier fundraising, and safer and fun travel. See more details about stipends HERE.


Most conference events take place in Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) and the Robert Crown Center (RCC) at Hampshire College (view campus map). It will take place from Friday, April 12, 2013 – 3:00pm to Sunday, April 14, 2013 – 12:15pm. You can see 2013 Conference Schedule HERE.


Interested speakers should follow the timetable and confirm to their invitation until December. You already have links provided in the post for proposal submission. Deadline for proposal submissions is September 17, 2012. Speaker will need to register by January 2013. Travel stipend applications (for conference participants) will be available during the period of January/February, 2013.

For more detailed information please visit the official website.

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