Action for Abortion Rights Wellington warmly invites you to a national gathering of pro-choice organisers and activists. It will take place 9am-5pm, 12-13 March 2011 in Wellington. This is an opportunity for individuals and groups to share resources and ideas and to plan for the future.
This gathering is for those who want to take part in planning and organising a campaign to make abortion legal, safe and accessible. We also welcome pro-choice discussion and planning around broader reproductive and sexual health needs.
The weekend will involve a series of facilitated workshops/discussions and some guest speakers. We are still setting the programme. You're welcome to contribute by running a workshop, speaking or suggesting speakers/topics. We recognise that pro-choice groups and individuals differ in priorities and strategy. Our hope is that a rich variety of perspectives will be presented and respected at this event.
The event is open to pro-choice people of all ages and political standpoints. As a pro-choice event, the gathering is only open to those who believe that a pregnant individual is best qualified to decide the outcome of their pregnancy.
If you will be able to come please register on our on-line registration form. Registrations close 2 March 2011.
About us: Action for Abortion Rights is a group at Victoria University of Wellington. We think that the outcome of a pregnancy should be determined by the person who carries it. Our goals include legalised abortion, vastly improved abortion access including access to/ awareness of medical abortion, and the destigmatisation of abortion.
Hoping to see you there. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Update: I got the registration address wrong in the original post. Please register (link now working) if you want to come so we'll have ideas about numbers for feeding purposes.