emerging strategies for Liberation

A Conference Report on Collective Power 2023

On April 14-15, 2023, we hosted Collective Power 2023 at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Participants collectively examined rising fascism and white supremacy, including anti-trans and antiabortion attacks from the far right. These interconnected attacks harm those most vulnerable to systemic oppression. Our conference was focused on bringing people together from different movements to develop collective responses that prioritize community health and healing.

This report starts with a look at the intersection of attacks on abortion and trans communities, drawing from conference speakers’ and participants’ presentations and thinking. It maps out some of the overlaps between the anti-trans and anti-abortion tactics and points to stronger solidarities and pathways to resist them.

This report synthesizes the emerging strategies for liberation that participants shared at Collective Power 2023. Strategy recommendations include the need for uprooting crisis mindsets, cultivating community in the face of pressing oppressions, and visioning long-term resistance for our collective sustainability and longevity.

Preview the report below and download it here.