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
|Opening Remarks||9:00-9:15 AM|
|Conference Plenary #1||9:15-10:15 AM|
|Conference Plenary #2||10:25-11:25 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|
|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!