PASSIONATE ABOUT THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT?
WANT TO START A NEW PRO-LIFE GROUP, OR STRENGTHEN YOUR EXISTING GROUP IN EFFECTIVELY BUILDING A CULTURE OF LIFE?
The Ave Maria University Pro-Life Workshop is for you! This 3-day workshop will educate and train pro-life individuals and groups through informative talks and practical hands-on sessions. The workshop is July 21-23, 2017, and will feature nationally recognized speakers including Kristan Hawkins, National Director of Students for Life of America. The sessions will educate and train attendees in areas including:
- Pro-Life Apologetics
- Sidewalk Counseling
- Effective Fundraising
- Growing Your Group
- How to Plan Your Year: Ideas, Projects, and Initiatives
- Planning a March for Life Pilgrimage
- Contraception Apologetics
- Spiritual Warfare and the Pro-Life Movement
We have an optional pre-conference training session on Sidewalk Counseling. This session will instruct attendees on how to counsel women considering abortions. For those able to come in a day early (Thursday, 7.20.17), this will be an amazing opportunity to be on the front lines of the pro-life movement, praying for and speaking to women about to have an abortion.
Kristan was hired in 2006 to lead Students for Life of America (SFLA). Since launching SFLA’s full-time operation, Kristan has helped more than triple the number of campus pro-life groups in the United States, from 181 to almost 800 in 49 states, and grow the SFLA National Conference from 450 in 2007 to 2,000 in 2012, making the event the largest pro-life conference in the nation. In 2013, she authored SFLA’s first book Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime. Since working at SFLA, Kristan has been awarded the Susan B. Anthony Young Leader Award, the Dr. William Hogan Education Award for pro-life leadership, the 2009 Weyrich Youth Leadership Award, and a 2010 Life Prize Award. Kristan’s work and passion for the unborn has been featured in numerous publications, most recently in National Review Online, the Washington Times, and Citizen Magazine. Kristan resides in Minnesota with her husband, Jonathan, and 3 sons, Gunner, Bear, and Maverick.
Drawing from her personal story, as well as her visits with teens around the world, Pam Stenzel talks about the consequences-both physical and emotional-of sex outside of marriage. It’s been her experience that, if given the facts, today’s young people are fully capable of making good, healthy decisions.
For years, Pam was on the "front lines" as Director of Alpha Women’s Center, a counseling center for women undergoing crisis pregnancies. Her experiences taught her that before teen pregnancy and STD rates could decline, attitudes of teens toward sex first had to change. Desiring to bring about that change, Pam started speaking nationally full-time and is in great demand both in the U.S.A. and in other countries such as Mexico, Australia, Ireland, and Canada.