Conference schedule

\\Friday, October 18

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM -- 40 Days for Life Vigil with Wolf Pack for Life

outside the Women’s Health Care Center on General Pershing St.

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM -- Create | Encounter art show & release party

Audubon Room, Danna Student Center

 

\\Saturday, October 19

8:00 AM -- Registration opens

9:15 - 10:00 AM -- Keynote 1: On Dehumanizing Language

Herb Geraghty, Rehumanize International

from 10:15 AM - 12 Noon choose either 1 workshop or 2 breakouts

10:15 - 11:45 AM -- Workshop 1: ISO Secular Abortion Recovery Resources

Kelsey Hazzard, Secular Pro-Life

Michaelene Fredenburg, Abortion Changes You

10:15 - 11:00 AM -- Breakout Session 1

A: Where Did I Leave My Shield?

Kara Wiggins, suicide prevention speaker

B: A Post-Abortive Sibling’s Testimony

Krista Corbello, Rehumanize International

C: Confronting Violence Against Indigenous Peoples

Jennifer Reeser

11:15 - 12:00 PM -- Breakout Session 2

D: Building a Whole Life Culture in Louisiana

Rep. Katrina Jackson (D) - LA state representative

E: Grassroots Organizing 101

Greta Zarro, World Beyond War

F: Accompanying Survivors of Sexual Violence

Aimee Murphy, Rehumanize International

FORUM: Preventing Burnout: Self-Care for Activists

Alex Lucas


12:00 - 1:00 PM -- LUNCH & service project


1:00 - 2:00 PM -- Keynote 2: Leaving Violent Institutions

Thad Crouch, Veterans for Peace

Jerry Givens, former VA executioner

Toni Turner, former abortion clinic worker

from 2:15 - 3:10 PM choose either 1 workshop or 1 breakout

2:15 - 3:10 PM -- Workshop 2: Equipping the Church to Uphold Life

Kandi Patterson, NOLA Embrace Grace

2:15 - 3:00 PM -- Breakout Session 3

G: Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress, Moral Injury, & the CLE

Rachel MacNair, Consistent Life Network

H: Secular Case Against Abortion

Kelsey Hazzard, Secular Pro-Life

I: Rehumanizing Immigrants & Refugees

Deacon Martin Gutierrez, Catholic Charities of NOLA

FORUM: Voting & Politics

Alex Seghers, Louisiana Right to Life


3:15 - 4:15 PM -- Keynote 3: Abortion Survivors Speak Out

Claire Culwell, abortion survivor

Josiah Presley, abortion survivor


4:15 - 4:40 PM -- Networking break


4:45 - 5:30 PM -- Keynote 4: I Survived Death Row

Shareef Cousin, Witness to Innocence death row survivor


5:45 - 8:00 PM -- Dinner on your own


8:30 - 9:00 PM -- Vigil for Victims of Ableism (for Disability Rights)


 

\\Sunday, October 20

8:30 AM - Registration & tables open

9:30 - 10:30 AM -- Keynote 5: Countering Ableism in Medicine

Sarah Terzo, Consistent Life Network & PLAGAL

Sophie Trist, Wolfpack for Life

Jamie Duplechine, Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana USA 2016-17

John “Frank” Stephens, Global messenger, Special Olympics

 

from 10:45 - 11:45 AM choose either 1 workshop or 1 breakout

10:45 - 11:45 AM -- Workshop 3: Working with Incarcerated People

for Justice Reform

Miea Walker, Forward Justice

Shareef Cousin, Witness to Innocence

10:45 - 11:30 AM -- Breakout Session 4

J: Restorative Justice After Abortion

Catherine Glenn Foster, Americans United for Life

Aimee Murphy, Rehumanize International

K: Solidarity with Stateless Peoples

Jason Jones

L: Ending Violence Against LGBT People

Alice Lee, LGBT advocate

FORUM: Disability Inclusion

Sophie Trist, Wolf Pack for Life

 

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM -- LUNCH on your own

 

1:00 - 2:00 PM -- Keynote 6: The Road We Tread:

Slavery, Race, and Restorative Justice

Ismail Smith-Wade-El

from 2:15 - 4:00 PM choose either 1 workshop or 2 breakouts

2:15 - 3:45 PM -- Workshop 4: Rehumanizing Art

Maria Oswalt, Rehumanize International

2:15 - 3:00 PM -- Breakout Session 5

M: Overlooked: Women and Incarceration

Miea Walker, Forward Justice

N: The Revolution: 100 Years of Pro-Life Feminism

Deanna Wallace

O: Guantanamo and the History of U.S. Torture

Marie Meza, Witness Against Torture

FORUM:  Protests, Marches, and Nonviolent Actions

TJ Burgess, National Men for Life

3:15 - 4:00 PM -- Breakout Session 6

P: Apocalypse Never: Why We Must Reject Nuclear Weapons

John Whitehead, Consistent Life Network

Q: Embryo Rights Beyond Abortion

Herb Geraghty, Rehumanize International

R: Assisted Suicide and Ableism

Diane Coleman, Not Dead Yet

FORUM: Women in the Movement

Madison Tuck, Wolf Pack for Life

Sophie Trist, Wolf Pack for Life

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