From: the NOW National Action Center
2010 National NOW Conference
July 2-4, 2010
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
We hope you and your activists will join us this July in Boston for the 2010 National NOW Conference as we celebrate our feminist independence!
In order to make this a successful conference, we're asking that NOW leaders reach out to their networks to help build up our registration and program. Please take a moment to read this email to learn more about how you can help.
Dates to Remember
Register for the Conference
Online registration closes on June 22, but it's always best to register early and take care of your travel arrangements as soon as possible.
It is vital that you reach out to your networks. We want everyone to have a blast, and planning a successful conference is much easier when you know how many people will be in attendance. Email activists and post a link on your social networks so that we can make this an incredible experience.
We already have an incredible line up of speakers, including:
Susan Douglas, author of Where The Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media
Silvia Henriquez, executive director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Lois Herr, candidate attempting to unseat Rep. Joe Pitts in Pennsylvania
Kierra Johnson, executive director, Choice USA
Stephanie Poggi, executive director, National Network of Abortion Funds
Loretta Ross, co-founder and national coordinator, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective
We will also be honoring the Boston Women's Health Book Collective.
Some preliminary workshop descriptions will also be announced soon, so please stay tuned to the conference website: now.org/conference
Workshop Proposals: Due April 26
"Loving Our Bodies, Changing the World" is the theme of the 2010 National NOW Conference, and this year's event features a summit on health and body image issues.
We look forward to building an agenda that features workshops organized and presented by a combination of the grassroots, the local organizing committee and the National Action Center. Special consideration will be given to proposals that fall under our health and body image theme, but we will consider all proposals that address a hot topic within one of NOW's priority issues: Abortion/Reproductive Rights; Promoting Diversity and Ending Racism; Lesbian (LGBT) Rights; Ending Violence Against Women; Economic Justice; Constitutional Equality/Ending Sex Discrimination.
We have limited slots, so really knock our socks off! Workshop proposals that are incomplete will not be considered. If you or someone you know would be interested in submitting a workshop proposal, submit before April 26.