Consistent Life 25th Anniversary Conference

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March 9-11, 2012, 4-H Youth Conference Center, Chevy Chase, MD

Serrin Foster added as Conference speaker

Serrin Foster

We have added an additional plenary speaker, who will be our Saturday dinner speaker.

Serrin Foster has led Feminists for Life, a CL member group, since 1994. Under her leadership FFL successfully advocated benefits for poor and pregnant women through the State Child Health Insurance Program, defeated the mandatory “family cap” and other punitive child exclusion provisions in welfare reform, and worked to prevent poverty and coerced abortions due to threats to withhold child support through passage of the Enhanced Child Support Act of 1995.

Serrin served on the National Taskforce Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, which worked to pass the Violence Against Women Act. In 2003, Serrin testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in support of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, also known as “Laci and Conner’s Law.”

The creator of the Women Deserve Better® campaign has been an outspoken opponent of pregnancy discrimination and has focused on developing on-campus resources and support for underserved pregnant and parenting students.

Feminists for Life has been leading a revolution on campus to educate students at highest risk of abortion about our rich pro-life feminist heritage and redirect the debate toward woman-centered solutions. Serrin’s landmark speech, “The Feminist Case Against Abortion,” has been recognized as one of the “Great Speeches in History” in an anthology on Women’s Rights.

In 1997, Serrin moderated the first Pregnancy Resource Forum in the country at Georgetown University. FFL’s Pregnancy Resource Forums became a model for the country and have helped to redirect the debate toward woman-centered solutions. In 2010 FFL’s Pregnancy Resource Forums became the basis for Pregnancy Assistance Fund grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that will put into hyper-drive new pro-woman solutions on campus.

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Dr. Johnny Hunter to speak at Conference

Dr. Johnny M. Hunter

Rev. Dr. Johnny M. Hunter

The Rev. Dr. Johnny M. Hunter, a longtime endorser of Consistent Life, has agreed to speak at our 25th Anniversary Conference. Dr. Hunter is the National Director of the Life Education And Resource Network (LEARN, Inc.), the most prominent African-American pro-life ministry in the U.S., and President of Global Life & Family Mission. Dr. Hunter has pastored several churches, and currently serves as Pastor of Praise and Worship at Cliffdale Community Church in Fayettteville, NC, a multi-ethnic Christian congregation. He has also served as an educator and a computer programmer, and is a consultant specializing in goal-oriented racial diversity training and organization. In addition, he composes, arranges and directs musical scores.

Dr. Hunter has received numerous awards for his service to society, including:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Religious Leadership Award from the Erie County Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference;
  • Sojourner Truth Award from the Coalition of Urban Renewal and Education;
  • Dr. James Cameron National Juneteenth Leadership Award; and
  • Defender of Life Award from the National Black Pro-Life Conference.

With plenary speakers such as Dr. Hunter, Dr. Catherine Meeks and Aimee Bedoy, as well as leading activists on panels and leading workshops, the 25th Anniversary Conference is shaping up to be an exciting event. Don’t miss it!

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