The CLPP student organizing group consists of activists from the Five Colleges and broader community who want to develop their skills to organize for reproductive and social justice. During the Fall semester, the CLPP student group members facilitate Reproductive Justice trainings for the community, and the group meets regularly to dialogue and discuss current issues and organize local CLPP events. During the Spring semester, the student organizing group works as the driving force behind the annual activist conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom. The group meets weekly and maintains a listserv.
CLPP Student Group: https://clpp.hampshire.edu/leadership-programs/student-activism
Amherst College Reproductive Justice Alliance
The Reproductive Justice Alliance is a club on campus which began in the Fall of 2016. It includes members of all gender identities and expressions who have a passion for social justice. Some of the projects we worked on last year include a coat hanger necklace fundraiser which raised money for Planned Parenthood and a Reproductive Justice 5K which raised money for the Prison Birth Project.
Reproductive Justice Week is a week of programs focusing on reproductive justice, abortion access, contraception, safe birth access, as well as empowering and supporting students. This program was created due to numerous student requests for programs and support on this topic. The program aims to increase knowledge about the politics of abortion access, as well as to provide students with the resources they need to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Our goal is to critically engage with reproductive justice intersectionally and with particular attention to how structural oppression informs lived experiences. This program is a collaboration between the WGC and the Reproductive Justice Alliance, along with many campus and community partners.
Reproductive Justice Week: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/our-community/wgc/programs-services/reproductive-justice-week
Smith Students for Reproductive Justice
Through SSRJ, Smith students engage with a network of college students across the country organizing events on their campuses to raise public awareness about reproductive health and rights, educate young people at concerts about sexual health, work with and support their local Planned Parenthood health centers, and mobilize advocates of reproductive rights.
Umass Students for Reproductive Justice
Organizes, advocates and educates the Umass community around issues of reproductive justice, reproductive rights, and sexual health. Affiliate group of Planned Parenthood. Meets 2x per month on Wednesdays; see website for more info.