Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College (CLPP)
Founded in 1981, the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College (CLPP) was created to train and inspire new generations of reproductive rights activists and leaders. The CLPP program activity expands the definition of reproductive rights to include social and economic justice, civil liberties, LGBTQ rights, access to health care, youth empowerment, and other related social change issues. The CLPP program includes courses and lectures, the annual activist reproductive rights conference, the national campus newsletter, National Day of Action, New Leadership Networking Initiative, and the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps which places students at reproductive rights and related grassroots, national, and international social change organizations.
Population and Development Program
CLPP’s companion program, Population and Development, was established in 1986 to bring a global perspective to the study and investigation of population and environmental issues and challenge traditional views of over-population and immigration as primary causes of environmental degradation, political instability, and poverty. The program offers courses and forums, sponsors visiting scholars and activists to speak on campus, and publishes papers and curricula advancing alternative analysis and investigation on reproductive rights, population, development, environmentalism, and women’s health.
Hampshire Center For Feminisms
The Hampshire Center For Feminisms is a resource center dedicated to raising awareness of gender and women’s issues and providing support and resources to members of the Hampshire College community. The center provides a range of services and organizes a variety of educational events and workshops, support groups, speak-outs, discussions, film screenings, and informal social gatherings. The center also houses the Counselor Advocate program, which provides information, support and advocacy on issues of sexual harassment, rape, incest, and other forms of abuse. Center facilities are always open to student groups and organizations working on related issues.
Five College Women’s Studies Research Center
Hampshire students can also participate in the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center located at Mount Holyoke College. Founded in 1991 as a site for scholarly activity on issues relating to women and gender, the center’s main purpose is to encourage engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. To this end, it hosts up to fifteen scholars and activists each year for three to eight months. It also seeks to create a forum in which women’s studies faculty from the five institutions can present and discuss their work and interact with associates through faculty seminars, workshops, and conferences.