Statewide Convening October 5, 2019

Healthy and Free Tennessee is excited to announce that our 3rd annual statewide convening will take place October 5, 2019 in Nashville, TN at Tennessee State University. Started in 2017, our statewide convening is a gathering for progressives that centers reproductive freedom and movement building in Tennessee. 

This year, we will dig deeper into the systemic racism within our movement. The theme is "Reproductive Freedom: What's Race Got to Do With It?" and topics will include eugenics, dismantling White Christian supremacy, abortion bans as a tool of White supremacy, and anti-oppression tools for organizations, among others. 

Tentative Schedule for Saturday October 5th, 2019 below. Stay tuned for more details - coming soon!

Breakfast 8:00-9:00 AM
Opening Remarks 9:00-9:15 AM
Conference Plenary #1 9:15-10:15 AM
Break 10:15-10:25 AM
Conference Plenary #2 10:25-11:25 AM
Break 11:25-11:35 AM
Breakout Sessions 11:35 AM-12:50 PM
Lunch + Keynote Address 12:50-2:20 PM
Breakout Sessions 2:20-3:30 PM
Break 3:30-3:40 PM
Caucusing 3:40-5:00 PM
Wrap Up & Closing 5:00-5:30 PM


Tennessee State University's Avon Williams Campus is accessible by bus numbers 1, 10, 17, 24, and 25. The closest bus stop to the campus is Charlotte Ave & 10th Ave N. The campus is wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator on the 2nd floor providing access to the 3rd floor where the convening will take place. A lactation space (Blue Tiger Room) is located on the 2nd floor, Room 206. Single stall restrooms are available near the breakout panel rooms. These restrooms will be designated as gender neutral for the convening. Parking at TSU is free - no parking permit is required. Childcare will be available Saturday Oct 5th. 

Browse the program, photos, and videos from past years' convenings at the links below.

2018 Statewide Convening
2017 Statewide Convening

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