Pro-abortion group hosting summer camp for high-schoolers

Toni Airaksinen
New York Senior Campus Correspondent

  • Hampshire College will play host to a summer camp for high school students this July that aims to teach about "reproductive justice" and "how to bring a gender lens to social issues."
  • The camp is sponsored in part by the school's Civil Liberties and Public Policy program, which has historically had a relationship with Planned Parenthood.
  • Hampshire College is slated to host a summer camp designed to teach high school students about “feminism” and “reproductive justice.”

    The “Young Feminist Collaborative” will convene high school students from across the country to learn about “feminism” and to discuss “how to bring a gender lens to social issues."

    "The goal of the program is to have students think about how to bring a gender lens to social issues."   

    [RELATED: 'Abortion rights' conference stigmatizes conservatives]

    Organized by the Soapbox Feminist Camp and the Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) program—which recently hosted an “Abortion Speak Out” for college students—the summer camp vows to be an excellent “immersion in feminist thinking.” 

    According to the description of the program, students will leave with a “solid foundation in contemporary feminism, a vast list of resources and connections, and a foundation in idea articulation and persuasive and critical thinking.”

    While the organizers of the initiative don’t directly mention abortion rights, a recently published job posting explains that “reproductive justice” is one of the program’s key educational goals. 

    “At least 85% of participants should report in written evaluations that they gained leadership and advocacy skills, and expanded their understanding of the reproductive justice movement,” the job advertisement notes. 

    [RELATED: California bill deems abortion a ‘constitutional right’]

    The CLPP defines reproductive justice as “a term coined by Black women in 1994, expands the conversation around abortion rights to include the impacts of racism and other intersecting oppressions.” 

    The organization has also historically promoted various Planned Parenthood offices, and received sponsorship from Planned Parenthood on their most recent conference for undergraduate students. 

    The camp runs from July 16-27, and is intended for high school juniors and seniors.

    Campus Reform reached out to Hampshire College and the CLPP for comment, but did not receive a response in time for publication. 

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    Toni Airaksinen

    Toni Airaksinen

    New York Senior Campus Correspondent
    Toni Airaksinen is a New York Campus Correspondent, where she reports on free speech issues and social justice research. She is a senior at Barnard College, majoring in Urban Studies and Environmental Science. She is also a columnist for PJ Media, and formerly held a post with USA TODAY College, The Columbia Spectator, and Quillette.
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