Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Grassroots Organizing/Campaigns
Starts: Saturday, Aug. 20 2:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Saturday, Aug. 20 3:00 PM (Eastern)
While we all prepare for a post-Roe future, the reality is that too many are already living it. With traditional routes of abortion access restricted and criminalization threatened, amplifying an alternative option has become paramount. Abortion pills are available online and by mail, right now. In spite of censorship, shadow-bans, and stigma, Plan C Pills utilizes creative digital strategies to ensure everyone in the U.S. knows about abortion pills: what they are, how they work, and how people are accessing them. As access to abortion care becomes more and more difficult this information becomes critical. Participants will leave this training with newfound knowledge around self-managed abortion and with creative digital strategies to amplify available resources.
Imani Wilson-Shabazz is a recent graduate of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, earning an MPH in Community Health Sciences with a certificate in Population and Reproductive Health. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Temple University. Her research focuses on transforming family planning systems and institutions to empower queer individuals of color to make informed and affirmed reproductive choices. Ms. Wilson-Shabazz currently works at Plan C as their Partnerships and Engagement Manager, facilitating community partnerships to increase awareness of abortion pill access around the country. She also provides lectures, webinars, and educational videos on how to advocate for, and promote medication abortion access in diverse communities.