Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Thursday, Aug. 2 9:00 AM (Central)
Ends: Thursday, Aug. 2 10:15 AM (Central)
Progressive while parenting. Parenting while progressive. Raising kids and doing progressive political work isn’t always easy, but it is critical to the success of our movement. In this panel, we’ll discuss a range of topics, including making activist spaces and progressive workspaces accessible to parents, and raising children with progressive values. If you’ve ever lugged a breast pump to a conference, received feedback that your 5 p.m. meeting times are a struggle for people you work with, or just want to talk about parenting in the progressive movement and meet other likeminded-people, this panel is for you.
Erin Matson is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Reproaction. A longtime organizer, writer, and leader for women’s equality, she previously served as Action Vice President of the National Organization for Women as well as Editor at Large for Rewire. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, and serves on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation.
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Mary Alice Carter (she/her) has nearly three decades of experience in reproductive rights and health movements, designing and managing effective earned and paid media campaigns and serving as a national spokesperson, appearing on TV from MSNBC to Fox News and in print from CNN.com to The Washington Post. She is tired but not stopping now.
She currently serves as Senior Advisor to Equity Forward, a watchdog project that runs research-driven campaigns to hold accountable anti-reproductive health forces. Mary Alice previously served as the vice president for communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She has also worked for Physicians for Reproductive Health, the National Institute for Reproductive Health and NARAL Pro-Choice New York.
Originally from Pittsburgh, with a stint along the way in Colorado, Mary Alice and her two kids, 10 and 13, now live in Maplewood, New Jersey along with a rescue cat and dog who don’t like each other very much. Her fiance, Marcy, completes her family and will soon make the leap from Brooklyn to join the chaos in NJ.
Sabrina is a mother, writer, education advocate, and former teacher based in Washington, DC. She is a founding member of EduColor, a collective that works to elevate the voices of people of color in the education policy dialogue. Her insight on various educational and progressive issues has been featured in various media outlets, including MSNBC, TIME.com, The Hill, GOOD Magazine, Education Week, The American Prospect, and The Answer Sheet at The Washington Post, among others.