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Planned Parenthood Power of Pink Conference Comes to Detroit

BTL Staff
By | 2018-07-25T13:53:32+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Across the U.S. there are over 600 Planned Parenthood health centers that provide a variety of services focusing on reproductive health care, but worldwide there are more than 10 million activists, supporters and donors to the organization. But beyond just the medical clinics, perhaps one of Planned Parenthood’s most notable arms is its Action Fund. This fund is nonprofit, non-partison group that works to advance access to sexual health care and reproductive rights. And this year many action fund supporters will convene in Detroit for the Power of Pink conference from Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29.
“Over the course of two days, thousands of Planned Parenthood Action Fund members and supporters of all ages, races, ethnicities, zip codes, gender identities and abilities will come together in Detroit to participate in trainings, in-depth workshops, and volunteer-led actions to build power,” write event organizers. “Participants will leave Power of Pink with the tools they need to strengthen our movement’s collective impact in our communities, under the the domes of state and federal legislatures, and at the ballot box, now and well into the future!”
This year the event will also feature 10 speakers from across the U.S. ranging from politicians like Virginia Second House District Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, to the Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Alicia Garza. Attendees will also be able to take a “deep dive” into 14 topics like the #youthvote in NextGen America, Abortion Storytelling and Organizing with Communities of Color with Community Outreach Group. Included in the conference are also 42 workshops that participants can attend. Below is a full schedule of the weekend’s events:

DAY 1 – FRIDAY, JULY 27
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
Pre-Conference Institutes

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch On Your Own (vouchers to be provided and can be used at Cobo concession stands)

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Pre-Conference Institutes

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Campus Campaigns Pre Conference Session

5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Intro to Planned Parenthood and Sexual and Reproductive Health

6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Opening Ceremony

DAY 2 – SATURDAY, JULY 28
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Opening Plenary: We’ve Got the Power: Building an Inclusive, Powerful, and WINNING Movement!

10:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Workshop Block #1

11:35 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch On Your Own (vouchers to be provided and can be used at Cobo concession stands)

1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Workshop Block #2

2:35 p.m. – 4 p.m.
State and Regional Planning Sessions

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The PINK Wave: Winning Elections and Making Commitments

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Affinity Caucuses (Optional)

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dinner on Your Own

9 p.m.
Power of Pink Celebration

DAY 3 – SUNDAY, JULY 29
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Opening & Preparing for Action!

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Action/Field Training

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Taking Action with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan!

12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Closing

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