Healthy and Free TN 2018 Youth Summit

Healthy and Free Tennessee's Youth Leadership Council is excited to host a youth summit on reproductive health, rights, and justice for young people ages 15-25 in Memphis on July 7, 2018. The goal of the summit is to share information on an array of topics affecting young people including birth control options, combatting rape culture, and healthy relationships, as well as provide tangible ways for people to become involved in reproductive health, rights, and justice work in Tennessee. Registration is free and breakfast and lunch will be provided. REGISTER HERE.

"Gateway to Liberation: Your Body, Your Rights, Your Life"
Saturday, July 7th 2018
Location: Planned Parenthood, 2430 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38112 
FREE registration. Breakfast and lunch provided.
Keynote speaker: Tami Sawyer, Social Justice Activist and Leader of #TakeEmDown901


Breakfast: 8:30-9:00 AM

Welcome/Opening Remarks: 9:00-9:15 AM

Workshop 1: 9:15-10:15 AM
Birth Control 101
Lorraine Stigar, Health Educator
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi

Workshop 2: 10:15-11:15 AM
Rape Culture on College Campuses/What is Rape Culture
Sarah Jordan Welch, Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist
Project Safe Center, Vanderbilt University

Break: 11:15-11:30 AM

Workshop 3: 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Abortion Storytelling
Julia Reticker-Flynn, Director, Youth Organizing
Advocates for Youth
Shomya Tripathy
Senior Manager, Youth Activist Network
Advocates for Youth

Lunch/Keynote: 12:15-1:15 PM
Workshop 4: 1:15-2:00 PM
Supporting LGBT Youth
Stephanie Bell, Youth Services Specialist
OUT Memphis

Break 2:00-2:15 PM

Workshop 5: 2:15-3:15 PM
My Name Isn’t… Hypersexualization & Sexual Harassment
Sydney Kesler & Terri Conley
Youth Leadership Council

Workshop 6: 3:15-4:15 PM
Building and Sustaining Healthy Relationships
Elisabeth Bradner, Director of Education
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi

Closing: 4:15-4:45 PM

Facebook event here.

Healthy and Free TN's Youth Leadership Council, jointly sponsored with Advocates for Youth's 1 in 3 Campaign, explores and combats stigma and shame and how both create barriers to reproductive freedom in abortion access, HIV destigmatization, pregnancy and birthing options, LGBT identity, and other related reproductive freedom issues that youth know and experience.The council is made up of young people between the ages of 18-24 who share about and engage in efforts to de-stigmatize abortion and their reproductive/sexual lives through story collecting and sharing. 

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