For as long as Secular Pro-Life has been in existence, we've sponsored a booth at the Students for Life of America (SFLA) annual conference in Washington, D.C. When SFLA added a second conference for West Coast students, we set up shop there too. We've always placed a very high value on our interactions with campus pro-life leaders: young people are more likely than average to eschew religion, and the pro-life movement is increasingly student-led. In fact, Secular Pro-Life itself has its roots in the student pro-life movement; Kelsey Hazzard founded the organization shortly before her college graduation in 2009. Young people form the core of our membership. Bottom line: the connection goes deep.
We are very excited to announce that in 2016, Secular Pro-Life won't only have a booth at the SFLA conferences. This time, we'll also be part of the program!
Kelsey will present at both the East Coast and West Coast conferences as part of a workshop entitled "Inclusive Campus Movement: Tactics of Inclusion." (Other speakers for this workshop are to be announced.) The workshop will equip pro-life student organizations to escape "the Catholic/Christian ghetto" and reach the entire student body. We are thrilled that SFLA is offering this vital workshop, and excited to offer our insight.
Conference registration is not yet open—we'll be sure to let you know as soon as it is!—but now is the time to start making your plans. The East Coast conference will be on January 23, 2016 (the day after the March for Life), in the D.C. suburb of Upper Marlboro, MD. The West Coast conference will be on January 24, 2016 (the day after the Walk for Life West Coast), in San Francisco, CA.
Secular Pro-Life will naturally be part of the March and Walk as well. Stay tuned for details on that.
And finally: January is traditionally the most expensive month of Secular Pro-Life's year. There's the cost of the booth space, the cost of printing the SPL literature we distribute to the thousands of pro-life students attending these conferences, and so on. If you have the money and appreciate what we do, please help us out by making a donation. Thank you!