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2020 PPAWI Summit Workshops

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Session 1

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

A. Planned Parenthood 101 w. PPAWI Staff

Cedar Hayes and Marie Lindberg

Reproductive rights are under attack like never before! Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is fighting back and building a movement of people who won’t back down.We’ll provide a historical perspective for movements like ours and define POWER for Planned Parenthood. Joined by movement leaders in the progressive community, we’ll learn the motivating stories of how they’ve taken back power with their campaigns and what it'll take for us to reclaim our rights in 2020. Come learn how to contribute to community event planning, get plugged into volunteer opportunities, and mobilize communities in Wisconsin to take action for reproductive rights.

B. Mental Health for Advocates: Trauma, Stress, & Self-Reflection

Rachel L. Dyer, M.S. Rachel (she/her)

In this workshop, “advocates” are broadly defined as people who push for equity in any area of life – in conversations with a friend, behind a megaphone at a rally, or in their professional role. While considering their positions as advocates, attendees of this workshop will engage in conversations about historical and collective traumas, secondary trauma, and minority stress; most importantly, they will have an opportunity to explore their own biases and behaviors around mental health and self-care in a patriarchal, white supremacist, capitalist society.

C. Racism in Sexual Health: How Implicit Bias Impacts Sexual Health Care & Education

Micaela Berry & Diana Love (She/They)

A 2019 SHS workshop by Diana Love, Zakiyya Sorenson & Harambee Village

This workshop for sexual health care providers and educators will help them consider the ways in which implicit bias frames the perceptions, judgment and valuation of clients of color. After reviewing the history of sexual and reproductive healthcare in the United States, participants will discuss the psychology of implicit bias and learn strategies that can be used to overcome them. This workshop incorporates stories from the field to help participants recognize the significant role that biases play in current practices, as well as how these preconceptions can merge with existing racist structures that undermine the principles of reproductive justice for clients of color and other minority groups.


Session 2

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

B. Relational Organizing 101

Marie Lindberg & Carly Severson

Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin's campaign organizer, Marie Lindberg, to learn more about Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s strategy for winning the 2020 election and how you can make a difference in the 2020 elections directly from home.

C. Misinformation & Medication Abortion with PPAWI Staff & Plan C

Maya Cherins (she/her)

Join us as we discuss & debunk self-managed abortions, accessibility, and reproductive rights - especially in the time of COVID-19. Myths about medication abortions abound, making it a challenge to uncover accurate information about this safe, simple method of abortion. With increased barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare during this pandemic, we’ll explain why medication abortions are a necessary tenet of healthcare that we need to protect.

D. The Conversational Approach: Difficult Conversations (3:00-5:00 PM)

Tia Renier

In our political and social climate, engaging our networks in difficult conversations is equal parts daunting and crucial. Using the Conversational Approach, we’ll walk through strategies that simplify communicating our ideas and values with anyone - from friends and family at the dinner table to colleagues at the office. This is a valuable resource for those who are seeking to have deeper, more meaningful dialogues and brush up on their listening skills; tools that are essential for any advocate or activist!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Session 1

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A. Youth Organizing for Reproductive, Racial & Social Justice w/ PPAWI

Priyanka Bharadwaj

While there has been an increase in youth political engagement in many communities, it is still difficult for marginalized youth to become involved and understand the steps they need to take to initiate change. This workshop aims to not only educate the general population of young people about the importance of political engagement, but also to center marginalized youth who are at a disadvantage when trying to make their voices heard. We will focus specifically on advocating for a variety of reproductive justice issues. Participants will get tools to help develop both leadership and advocacy skills needed to effect political and social change.

B. Visual Branding & Storytelling for Change

Alyssa Lentz (she/her/hers)

A key component to any movement is storytelling; whether you’re writing an op ed piece, hosting an educational event, or marching for change. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create the visual language of their movement, develop their writing skills for crafting their own stories, and discover what it takes to captivate and engage their community on the issues they care about.  

C. Intersectional Panel: D&R staff & Harambee Village

Tyler Kyser, Micaela (Harambee Villiage), Yante Turner (Diverse & Resilient)

As we close out the weekend, we’ll be hearing from several incredible advocates from across the state who are working on the frontlines of social and political change. Attendees will be able to use this space to ask questions, dig into the “why” behind their work, and learn from the vast wealth of information and experiences that these panelists hold.