Kinks, Locks & Twists: Environmental and Reproductive Justice Conference 2014

6th Annual Kinks, Locks and Twists: Environmental and Reproductive Justice Conference™ 2014 | March 6-9 | Carnegie Mellon University
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New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice
Environment
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
1 Team Member

Support New Voices Pittsburgh in presenting the 6th Annual Kinks, Locks & Twists: Environmental and Reproductive Justice Conference™ 2014, March 6-9 at Carnegie Mellon University. Visit kinkslockstwists.org for all details.

The Kinks, Locks and Twists Conference™ offers women of color and allies a unique space to explore the dynamic relationship between the health and well-being of our bodies, communities and the ecosystems in both a local and global context.

KLT also serves as an incubator to share models and develop practices to solve the problems caused by living in an increasingly toxic world. In a world that devalues the voices of women and girls and the wisdom of our foremothers, this KLT Conference offers women across ethnicities, nationalities and cultures an opportunity to remember, celebrate and connect to legacies with rich relationships to the land.

We will bring together local, regional and national leaders to discuss a wide range of issues from urban farming, food security, healthy natural hair, safe cosmetics and fracking.

ABOUT KLT CONFERENCE™ 2014
Health. Beauty. Environment.

The Kinks, Locks and Twists Conference™ was created as a signature event during Women of Color HERStory Month® - a citywide celebration of women of color hosted annually between February 15 - March 15 presented by New Voices Pittsburgh. Visit womenofcolorherstory.org for the full month of events.

The goal of the KLT Conference™ during the first two years was for women of color in Pittsburgh to discuss how our pursuit of elusive standards of beauty impacted our health and well-being. The politics of Black hair specifically served as the compelling access point for women of color to enter conversations about Environmental and Reproductive Justice.

KLT has expanded to explore a broad range of important environmental issues from the high rates of asthma in some of Pittsburgh's most marginalized neighborhoods, fracking in Pennsylvania and toxic hair, makeup and personal products and their relationship to a host of reproductive cancers.

Your contributions will provide 250-300 people - primarily women and girls of color - the opportunity to explore connections between beauty, culture, policy, media, the economy and environment, behavior change and community organizing. Since 2008, the KLT Conference™ has grown from 50 people to 200+ people in attendance with capacity exceeding expectation year after year.

Please make a donation today to support: 

  • Youth Scholarships
  • Travel Support
  • Women's Wellness Expo
  • Green Pittsburgh Tours 

ABOUT NEW VOICES PITTSBURGH

New Voices Pittsburgh is a community-based organization dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls. 

Since 2004, New Voices Pittsburgh has served 10,000+ women of color through social change activism, civic engagement and leadership development. The mission of New Voices Pittsburgh is to build a social change movement dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through leadership development, Human Rights and Reproductive Justice. 

Reproductive Justice is based on our belief that all women/people have the Human Right to control our bodies, sexuality, gender, work and reproduction. To learn more about New Voices Pittsburgh, visit newvoicespittsburgh.org.

The KLT Conference™ is fertile ground for transformative information exchange, movement-building, policy and leadership development to impact the lives of women of color, our families and our communities.

Your support will make KLT Conference™ 2014 the most successful to date. Please support TODAY!

THANK YOU! 

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    You make it possible for students to attend! Love-Shout-Out on KinksLocksTwists.org and a link to a resource list of 10 great books about people of color and the Environmental Justice Movement!

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    You make it possible for low-income women to attend! Love-Shout-Out on KinksLocksTwists.org and KLT collectors' item - beautiful KLT 2014 Conference screen printed Poster designed by Rhonda Brown and the Neighborhood Print Shop and printed by NVP Volunteers!

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    Young people have made amazing contributions to the growth of this conference. You support talented youth as presenters, participants and organizers this year! Love-Shout-Out on KinksLocksTwists.org, acknowledgement in KLT Conference 2014 program, Swag Bag and Poster screen printed by NVP Volunteers and two (2) tickets to 10th Anniversary Celebration!

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    You are invested in the leadership and education of women of color within the Environmental and Reproductive Justice Movements. Love-Shout-Out on KinksLocksTwists.org, acknowledgement in KLT Conference 2014 program, Swag Bag and Poster screen printed by NVP Volunteers, five (5) tickets to 10th Anniversary Celebration and two (2) tickets to the New Voices Awards Luncheon!

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