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Roe . Wade: Impact, Solution & Empowerment

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

This event is a student-led initiative, open to all community members who are passionate about reproductive justice. This event is an opportunity for activists, organizations, and the greater community to come together and discuss what is at stake for Roe v Wade, and its place within the Reproductive justice movement. This event is sponsored by the UW Alene Moris Women’s Center, as well as the Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology at the University of Washington.

The keynote for this event is Débora Oliveria-Couch from Surge Reproductive Justice. This event will also include workshops from Pro-Choice Washington, Legal Voice, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Surge Reproductive Justice.

About Pro-Choice Washington’s workshop:

Creating a Culture of Reproductive Freedom: How to Talk About Abortion in Your Community
As we feel the impact of increasingly extreme state and federal abortion restrictions, it is more important than ever to speak about abortion in clear, medically accurate, and non-stigmatizing ways.

Common terms used to discuss abortion, even within the reproductive rights movement, can inadvertently leave people out, drive fear or stigma, or play into the hands of anti-abortion opponents. This workshop will discuss how we can shift the culture of how we talk about abortion to reclaim the narrative and create a more inclusive movement pro-abortion movement. Pro-Choice Washington activists will discuss recommended language for how to talk about abortion rights and provide attendees with the tools they need to navigate tricky conversations with friends and family. It will also create space for attendees to discuss how they talk about abortion in their own community and the opportunity to practice these conversations in real-time. Please join this workshop if you are excited to learn about how we can normalize abortion, create a culture of reproductive freedom, and activate our communities through conversation.