Advocating for Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Tennessee
Time & Location
About the Event
This workshop will cover:
- The state of reproductive rights policies in Tennessee, including how rights and access are currently being rolled back.
- Lobbying and how individuals can engage with their legislators to affect change around reproductive health and rights issues in the state.
- Information about an upcoming bill that Healthy and Free Tennessee will be working on this legislative session.
Briana Perry is the co-director to Healthy and Free TN. She has a Master's Degree from Peabody College at Vanderbilt in Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies. While teaching in Memphis, she began her work with Healthy and Free TN around the Fetal Assault Law and the Vote No on 1 Campaign. Briana is able to bring her interest in Black feminism to the work, especially her salient interest in issues that affect Black mothers. Briana serves on the coordinating committee for the Official Black Lives Matter Memphis Chapter. Previously, Briana was a Program Coordinator at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt.
Anna Carella is the co-director to Healthy and Free TN. She’s a Ph.D. candidate at Vanderbilt in Political Science with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. She became interested in community organizing while working overseas, inspired by international human rights activists who connect local advocacy to global justice and vice versa. She began working on reproductive freedom in Tennessee during the Vote No on 1 campaign and has been involved with feminist organizing ever since, including the fight against the Fetal Assault law with HFTN. She led successful lobbying efforts for Advocates for Women's and Kids’ Equality (AWAKE) reducing sentences for HIV+ sex workers and strengthening legal protections for victims of domestic violence. She was a founding member of the Nashville chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) and the Nashville Feminist Collective.
Event is on Wednesday January 16th, 2018
MUST REGISTER by Friday January 11th, 2018
Lunch and a Certificate of Attendance will be provided for attendees. Varying accrediting bodies allow for the certificate to be used as a CEU. Participants are responsible for knowing accrediting organization’s continuing education standards.
All trainings are eligible for 1 continuing education unit with The American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
*Event tickets are non-refundable
- General Admission - Non-Member$20$200$0
- General Non-Member Vegetarian$20$200$0
- Paid Member Registration$0$00$0
- Student Registration$15$150$0