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Welcome to the 2020 #ReproSummerSeries

Welcome to Decriminalizing Bodies, Liberating Communities: The 2020 Intern Summer Series on Sexual Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice (SRHRJ), hosted by Advocates for Youth, amfAR, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), The National LGTBQ Task Force and URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity.

For more than a decade, the Intern Summer Series has educated young people on various issues connected to sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice (SRHRJ) and provided them with the tools to advocate for SRHRJ in their communities. This year, the series will continue with seven virtual workshops that young people and interns can attend! The sessions for this year's series are listed below:

Workshops

All workshops will be held at 4:30-5:30 pm EST

June 25th: Queering Reproductive Justice

An introductory workshop discussing the intersections of reproductive justice with issues of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer rights and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. This workshop will provide fundamental knowledge for the rest of the workshops in the series.

Presented By: Candace Bond-Theriault from the National LGBTQ Task Force, and MK Richards from URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity.

July 2nd: Exporting Colonialism: The Trump Effect on Global Health

This workshop will discuss the role and legacy of colonialism in global health and the ways that it manifests today in U.S. policy and funding restrictions on foreign assistance. This workshop is an introduction into the world of global health and the global fight for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Presented By: Stephanie Kimou from PopWorks Africa, Lienna Feleke-Eshete from the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), and Jenny Sherwood from amfAR.

July 9th: Stop the Bans: The Trump Effect on Reproductive Justice in the U.S.

This workshop will discuss recent and historical federal, state, and local policies that have undermined reproductive justice and caused harm to communities of color across the U.S. This workshop will build upon the principles of Queering RJ.

Presented By: Chigozie Akah from the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), Monica Edwards from URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, and Lucie Arvallo from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice.

July 16th: Decriminalizing Bodies: Carceration & SRHRJ

This workshop will discuss the ways in which the carceral system impacts the access to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice for individuals within it.

Presented By: Jaclyn Dean from the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) and Dominique Morgan from Black and Pink, Inc.

July 23rd: Sex Work: Decriminalization at Every Level

This workshop will outline the different levels at which sex work is criminalized across the globe, the impacts of the criminalization of sex work, and what is being done in Washington D.C. to decriminalize sex work.

Presented By: Kate D'Adamo from Reframe Health and Justice, Darby Hickey from the Office of Councilman David Grosso, Je'Kendria Trahan from the Collective Action for Safe Spaces, and Pontianna Ivan.

July 30th: Manipulating a Crisis: Coronavirus & SRHRJ

This workshop will discuss the weaponization of the COVID-19 pandemic to restrict access to sexual and reproductive health services within the U.S. and across the globe. The workshop will also share the SRHRJ-related trends that have become apparent during the pandemic.

Presented By: alicia sanchez-gill from the Emergent Fund, Maheen Kaleem, and Nimra Chowdhry from the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR).

August 6th: Building Power in the Pandemic and Beyond: An Advocacy Skillshare

This final workshop will provide skills to equip participants to advocate for SRHRJ in a pandemic and beyond. The skills shared in this workshop will allow participants to continue the important conversations touched on in the series and enact change in their communities.

Presented By: Myra Duran from If/When/How, Andy Escobar from URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, and Armonte Butler from Advocates for Youth.

RSVP

Access the form to RSVP below. We hope that you can join all of the sessions, but if you can only join some, no problem! If you RSVP, you will receive the Zoom link for each session via email. After the session you will receive an evaluation form.

Social Media

We love to engage during the Summer Series on Social Media, especially this year during our virtual series! For your convenience, we have drafted some sample tweets for you below but feel free to write your own with the hashtags provided.

Be sure to follow the organizations planning the Summer Series at @AdvocatesTweets @amFar @SrhrForAll @TheTaskForce @Urge_Org and tag us in your tweets!

Hashtags

#ReproSummerSeries #DecrimBodies

Suggested Tweets:

Click on the 💬 to tweet directly from your account!

Let’s talk #ReproductiveHealth and Rights! If you want to learn more but aren’t sure where to start, join me and register for the #ReproSummerSeries sponsored by @AdvocatesTweets @amfAR @Srhrforall @Urge_org and @TheTaskForce. ✨Register here, https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k ✨ 💬

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS! If you agree and want to learn more, RSVP to the #ReproSummerSeries at https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k I'll be participating! @AdvocatesTweets @amfAR @Srhrforall @Urge_org @TheTaskForce 💬

June 25th - Queering Reproductive Justice

Let’s talk Queering Reproductive Justice! I’m learning about the intersection of LGBTQIA+ issues & reproductive justice at this week's #ReproSummerSeries https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k @AdvocatesTweets @amfAR @Srhrforall @Urge_org @TheTaskForce #DecrimBodies #ReproductiveRightsforAll 💬

📢 ABORTION IS NOT A CISSUE 🏳️‍⚧️! Thank you to @TheTaskForce and @Urge_org for breaking down the importance of centering LGBTQ+ identities in #RJ discussions! You can sign up for the next #ReproSummerSeries here, https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k https://gph.is/g/EqRqXmD 💬

July 2nd - Exporting Colonialism: The Trump Effect on Global Health

Today, I’m tuning into this week’s #ReproSummerSeries workshop on #DecolonizingGlobalHealth. Ready to learn the impacts of colonialism on global health and U.S. global policies! 🌍 https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k @AdvocatesTweets @amfAR @Srhrforall @Urge_org @TheTaskForce #DecrimBodies 💬

Y’all thought colonialism was a thing of the past? Lol nah. Thank you to @SrhrForAll @amfAR and @PopWorksAfrica for discussing the impacts of colonialism & the Trump Effect on global health 🌍. Can’t wait for the next #ReproSummerSeries workshop, link: https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k 💬

July 9th - Stop the Bans: The Trump Effect on Reproductive Justice in the U.S.

📢LAWS RESTRICTING RJ HAVE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED COMMUNITIES OF COLOR📢 Join this week’s #ReproSummerSeries for more about the harms caused by restricting reproductive rights @AdvocatesTweets @amfAR @Srhrforall @Urge_org @TheTaskForce #DecrimBodies https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k 💬

Big thank you to @AbortionFunds @Urge_org & @LatinaInstitute for highlighting the historic and recent policies that are harming #ReproductiveJustice in the U.S. Can’t wait for the next #ReproSummerSeries workshop! https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k 💬

July 16th - Decriminalizing Bodies: Carceration and SRHRJ

Reproductive and sexual health services should be available for ALL! Come to this week’s #ReproSummerSeries and learn more about the carceral system’s impact on SRHRJ in the U.S. @AdvocatesTweets @amfAR @Srhrforall @Urge_org @TheTaskForce #DecrimBodies https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k 💬

Y’all the #ReproSummerSeries session on reproductive/sexual health & justice and carceration was AMAZING ✨ Thank you so much to @Napawf @BlackandPinkOrg! There are three more sessions coming up and you can RSVP here to join !! https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k 💬

July 23rd - Sex Work: Decriminalization at Every Level

DECRIMINALIZE 👏 SEX 👏 WORK👏 I’m tuning in to this week’s #ReproSummerSeries to learn about the importance of decriminalizing sex work at every level NOW! Let’s go!!! https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k @AdvocatesTweets @amfAR @Srhrforall @Urge_org @TheTaskForce #DecrimBodies 💬

🗣️ SEX WORK IS WORK 🗣️ Thank you to @KateDAdamo, @safespacesdc and the office of @cmdgrosso for explaining why we need to decriminalize sex work NOW. Can’t wait for the next #ReproSummerSeries workshop, link here!! https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k 💬

July 30th - Manipulating a Crisis: Coronavirus & SRHRJ

DYK that politicians are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to stop reproductive healthcare? I'm tuning in to this week's #ReproSummerSeries session to learn more and #DecrimBodies! @AdvocatesTweets @amfAR @Srhrforall @Urge_org @TheTaskForce https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k 💬

Thank you to @aliciasanchez @MkFromtheBay and @ReproRights for sharing the trends on reproductive justice and gender-based violence in the COVID-19 pandemic. Can’t wait for the next #ReproSummerSeries workshop, link here!! https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k 💬 

August 6th - Building Power in the Pandemic and Beyond: An Advocacy Skillshare

It's important that we advocate for changes we want to see in our communities! Learn more advocacy skills at this week's #ReproSummerSeries workshop on Advocacy Skills!! Link here https://adobe.ly/37Kwp6k @AdvocatesTweets @amfAR @Srhrforall @Urge_org @TheTaskForce #DecrimBodies 💬

I feel so prepared after the advocacy skillshare with @ifwhenhow @Urge_org @AdvocatesTweets, Thank you for giving us the skills to advocate for what we believe in!! We NEED more of this #ReproSummerSeries #DecrimBodies 💬

Summer Series Ending

The #ReproSummerSeries is over, but the chance to advocate for #ReproductiveHealthAndRights is always here. I'm looking forward to using what I learned and raising my own voice on these issues! #SexWorkIsWork #DecolonizeGlobalHealth #ReproJustice #COVID19 #AbortionIsEssential 💬

I'm so thankful for these incredible #DecrimBodies workshops and for @AdvocatesTweets @amfAR @Srhrforall @Urge_org and @TheTaskForce. Check out their amazing work on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice! #ReproductiveHealthAndRights!! 💬

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact internsummerseries@gmail.com. Thank you!