Planned Parenthood affiliates across New York State have been collaborating to develop their annual VOX Advocacy Conference for this fall. The event will take place at Ithaca First Baptist Church this Saturday, October 1st.
The conference is a great opportunity for students and young adults to learn about grassroots organizing tactics, engaging legislators, and taking action on sexual justice issues. It also provides a useful networking opportunity to connect with youth and young adult activists from across the state.
Along with the workshops and sessions, keynote speakers Deborah Hughes, Executive Director of the Susan B. Anthony House, and Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, will be presenting a historical perspective of the religious influence on reproductive health issues.
VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood are groups of students and youth across the country who support reproductive health and rights and use their groups to educate and mobilize their peers on issues of sexual health and advocacy. VOX at the University of Rochester is a subcommittee of the Women’s Caucus. They meet every other Tuesday at 7p.m. in Lattimore 540. The next UR Vox meeting is Tuesday, October 12th.
Individuals do not need to be a VOX member to attend the conference. Additionally, VOX meetings at the University of Rochester are open to all, and membership is not necessary to attend – just show up at the next meeting!
To register, visit the online registration site by Friday, September 30th. Registration is required to attend! If there are any issues with registration, contact Jennifer Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.