Healthy and Free Tennessee is a coalition of agencies, organizations, and individuals working together to promote sexual health and reproductive freedom in the state of Tennessee. We support the right of all Tennesseans to:

  • Make private decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, free from intrusion or coercion by any government, group, or individual.
  • Access a full range of safe & affordable sexual and reproductive health care along with accurate information about their health care options.
  • Be free from discrimination on the basis of their reproductive life decisions.

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    Friday, October 05, 2018 at 04:00 PM through October 06, 2018 · 7 rsvps

    HFTN 2nd Annual Statewide Convening

    Healthy and Free Tennessee is excited to announce that our 2nd annual statewide convening will take place October 5-6, 2018 in Nashville, TN at Tennessee State University, Avon Williams Campus (330 10th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37203). Our statewide convening is a gathering for progressives that centers reproductive health, rights, and justice and movement building in Tennessee. 

     

    This year's focus will center around our two primary campaigns we are launching in 2018: Pregnancy Autonomy and Dignity and Maternal Health. 

    We want to hear from you! We cordially invite national, individual, and organizational partners and general community members to submit a proposal to present at this year’s convening. Proposed workshop content can range in regard to topic and structure. We welcome both individual and group submissions. There will be an option for you to discuss your ideas, format, and time requests on the Google form linked below. Topics may include (but of course are not limited to):

    • Black maternal mortality
    • Pregnancy, parenting, & substance use; harm reduction, drug policy reform   
    • Birth control
    • Reproductive and sexual healthcare in jails and prisons
    • Sexual health
    • Sexual pleasure
    • Reproductive and sexual healthcare access in rural communities
    • Judicial bypass
    • #MeToo
    • Comprehensive sex education
    • Reproductive justice
    • Racial justice
    • Abortion laws and restrictions
    • Birth justice
    • Parental rights, child welfare reform
    • Family-friendly workplace policies
    • Sex worker rights and healthcare access
    • Gender and sexuality affirming healthcare
    • Faith/religion and sexuality
    • Immigrant family rights

    Submit proposals HERE.

    Review the program and pictures from last year’s convening HERE.


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