2019 Convening

Healthy and Free Tennessee hosted our 3rd annual statewide convening on October 5, 2019 in Nashville, TN at Tennessee State University. Our statewide convening is a gathering for progressives that centers reproductive freedom and movement building in Tennessee. 

This year, we dug deeper into the systemic racism within our movement. The theme was "Reproductive Freedom: What's Race Got to Do With It?" and topics included eugenics, history of reproductive oppression and resistance in the U.S. South, tracking the White supremacist anti-choice agenda, and anti-oppression tools for organizations, among others. 

Speakers and Bios
Lodging and Meals
Panels and Detailed Schedule

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
Healthy & Free TN-Led Workshop 2:20-3:50 PM
Break 3:50-4:00 PM
HFTN-Led Caucusing 4:00-5:00 PM
Wrap Up & Closing 5:00-5:30 PM

Image Description: The image is a flyer with a dark blue background. Faded into the background are Nashville buildings that can be found downtown. The words on the first half of the flyer are white and read: Healthy and Free Tennessee 3rd Annual Statewide Convening. October 5, 2019. Reproductive Freedom: What's Race Got To Do With It? Below this is a description that reads: featuring workshops and panels on eugenics, reproductive oppression, and abortion bans as tools of white supremacy. On the bottom half of the flyer toward the left is a picture of Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson. She has on a brown jacket and pink shirt and is smiling at the camera. Next to her picture are words in blue that read: Keynote Speaker: Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, nationally recognized organizer and Co-Executive Director of the historic Highlander Research & Education Center. Below this are words in white that read: Tennessee State University, Avon Williams Campus (330 10th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37203) and in the bottom right corner is HFTN's logo. 

Generous thank you to our 2019 convening sponsors!









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