Sat, Jun 24|
The University of Montevallo
Strategy Session I
Join us as we explore ways to restore and protect democracy. Topics include reproductive autonomy, health care, and climate control.
Time & Location
Jun 24, 2023, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
The University of Montevallo, 75 College Dr, Montevallo, AL 35115, USA
About the event
This workshop will allow participants to engage in meaningful discussions about the recent U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding reproductive choice (the Dobbs ruling), and will also include discussions on the criminalization of women’s health care providers and legal restrictions on interstate travel from states that have banned abortions outright, with few or no exceptions to states that allow access to abortions. Reproductive autonomy includes access to sex education, family planning, birth control (contraception), assisted reproduction, sterilization, and the rights of minors to receive an abortion without parental or guardian consent.
Health Care (Physical-Mental-Emotional-Spiritual)
Participants in this workshop will explore the current legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and what can be done to ensure its future. It will include discussions on Medicaid and Medicare and the viability of these essential programs. One important study shows that half of adults say it is difficult to afford health care costs, including large shares of the uninsured, Black and Hispanic adults, and those with lower incomes. Also, what is the future of mental health courts? We will discuss the need to encourage expanding and including mental health dockets in the U. S. judicial system.
Presenters will discuss how climate change deniers are jeopardizing the existence of the human race. An examination of President Biden's recent veto (the first of his presidency) will explain why he rejected bi-partisan legislation that would have prevented investors from considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when making investment decisions. Experts have determined that some of the biggest long-term risks to our economy right now are connected to the climate crisis, disregard for workers’ rights, and ever-increasing racial and economic inequality.