The 1 in 3 Campaign, a project of Advocates for Youth that highlights the stories of women who have had abortions, is hosting its first-ever online “speakout” event today – and it’s so easy for you to get involved!
The speakout, which will run from 1 to 9 p.m. ET, will be recorded live in Washington, D.C. and livestreamed at the 1 in 3 website. Participants can share via Skype, prerecorded video, or live in the Advocates for Youth studio.
The project aims to challenge abortion stigma and create a culture of empathy, compassion and support for abortion access, according to the 1 in 3 site.
“We are really excited,” said Julia Reticker-Flynn, Associate Director of Organizing and Mobilization at Advocates for Youth. “Every hour is chock full with people from across the country who will share their stories.”
The event is going to feature a few big names, too: Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards, comedian and founder of Lady Parts Justice Lizz Winstead, poet and activist Sonya Renee, and journalist and author Jessica Valenti, to name a few.