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Maryland NOW Announces Keynote Speaker for May 15th Conference

May 7, 2021

The intersectionality of the issue of reproductive rights will headline Maryland NOW’s Annual Conference set for Saturday, May 15th.

In examining the topic and how it affects so many women and men, a priority for the conference planners – Maryland NOW’s Young Feminist Task Force — was how to help diverse groups understand differing experiences about reproductive rights. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to be able to hear people’s stories firsthand.

We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker at the conference to set the stage for these conversations will be Kolieka Seigle, President/Executive Director of California NOW.  Kolieka has organized chapters of young women in her state and has been a leader in our organization on the issue of ending racism. She has been a leader in bringing other NOW leaders together to share knowledge, insight, and experiences.

The conference agenda will feature two workshop sessions with two workshops in each session. We will cover topics such as “I don’t necessarily want this outcome, but…,” the Intersectionality of Age and Abortion, Plan B, and the Access of Women of Color to Reproductive Rights. Each workshop will begin with a short interview of the workshop moderator by a member of the Young Feminist Task Force.