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The Three Rs: Recognize, Realize, and Reconciliation

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Presenters: Jen Deerinwater, Cedar Woman/Lorraine Clements (Anishanaabe Ojibwe Ogichida (Bear Clan)), Joye Braun (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), Valerie Proctor (Cedarville band of Piscataway Indians), Vanessa Bolin (Saponi, Tsalagi, Chahta)

From the first contact with the European invaders Indigenous reproductive systems, matrilineal, and multi-gendered ways have been systematically attacked with attempts to dismantle our traditions through over 500 years of on-going genocide.  As a result, Indigenous people continue to face erasure, misclassification, and violence often unbeknownst to the non-Native people living on our lands. It’s crucial for Indigenous people to be recognized and honored if we are ever able to have reproductive justice and sexual freedom. Our day-long institute covers…

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Justice and Change: A Sex Worker Institute

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


This day-long institute on the Thursday of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit will focus on the building blocks of social justice organizing: facilitation, organizing across differences and confronting privilege, political advocacy, decriminalization and decarceration, and coalition building. Participants will engage with a variety of trainers and materials throughout the day that will help to prepare them to continue to fight harmful legislation and to better build community. This institute is hosted by SWOP-USA and is open only to current and…

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Transformative Justice: An Introduction

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mia Mingus

THIS INSTITUTE IS CAPPED AT 125 PARTICIPANTS. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. How do we respond to violence within our own communities without relying on the police, prisons or other state systems in a way that helps us build the world we long for? Transformative justice (TJ) is a political framework and approach for responding to violence, harm and abuse. TJ is an abolitionist framework and at its most basic, TJ seeks to respond to violence without creating more violence.   This…

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