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California

Forgotten Sisters

Thursday, August 12, 2010
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Coffee Table at 2930 Rowena Ave Los Angeles, CA 90239

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice invites you to join us for a platica, (or discussion) about the shackling of incarcerated pregnant women and working to support the health and dignity of all women!

Join us for an in depth discussion about the issues faced by incarcerated women from an "RJ" (Reproductive Justice) perspective and work to support AB 1900 (Skinner) – Limiting the Use of Shackles on Pregnant Women. 
For more information call Gabriela Valle: 213-626-0907

Colorado

Monday, August 9, 2010: Choice USA /COLOR Happy Hour

COLOR kicks off the National Week of Action for Latina Reproductive JUSTICE by welcoming Choice USA to Denver, CO with a host of meet and greets with our progressive allies and invite you to a Happy Hour at 6pm at the Interstate Bar and Kitchen.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010: Sign Making

Help COLOR prepare for its Honk & Wave for Reproductive Justice on Wednesday. Sign-making, banner-making all day! Drop by COLOR's office when you're available and make a sign promoting Reproductive Justice, opposing Amendment 62 (the so-called personhood amendment), or what you believe in.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010: Honk & Wave!

Join us at a Honk & Wave for Reproductive Justice

Where: Speer & Colfax, Denver, CO

7:30 am to 8:15 am & 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

We want to tell all the drivers passing by what we believe in and why they should get involved too! Bring signs, bring your friends and let's make some noise in the streets of Denver.

Friday, August 13, 2010: Cafe Cultura!!!

The place to be on every second Friday of the month is Cafe Cultura! This month, Cafe Cultura is teaming up with COLOR and the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center to bring you FREE HIV TESTING. Cafe Cultura is Art in the Park...poetry, live art, food, vendors, & community!

Cafe Cultura will be @ La Alma Park Center in the outdoor amphiteater. Be there at 6pm to guarantee a great seat for you and your friends and family! Don't miss it!

Miami, Florida

Health Care Reform Passed, Now What?

Monday, August 9th, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm

Konbit for Haiti

521 NE 81ST ST,MIAMI, FL 33138

MI-LOLA invites you to a community forum to discuss the latest in health care reform. Hear about how the recently passed health care reform law affects you and your community, and how women’s rights continue to be rolled back with its implementation. This is the opportunity to be informed and learn how you can get involved!

For more information, please email MI-LOLA at milola.southfl@yahoo.com

Co-sponsored by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and Raising Women’s Voices.

Minnesota

Letter Writing Campaign – Contraception is Prevention!

Minnesota LOLA will carry out a letter writing campaign during the week of action in the Twin Cities in support of health care reform that includes comprehensive family planning services, including contraception.

New York City

Latinas for Reproductive Justice Happy Hour

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
5:30-7:30pm
Agozar! - 324 Bowery, New York, NY 10012 - (212) 677-6773

Join the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health as we celebrate the First Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice with a Happy Hour!

Come meet other reproductive justice advocates, enjoy delicious 2-for-1 drinks and tapas, and learn about ongoing activities happening around the country during this week of action. All are welcome. Feel free to bring a friend, colleague or family member.

Please rsvp to intern7@latinainstitute.org

Texas

Stop Rolling Back Women’s Rights in Health Care Reform!

The Texas Latina Advocacy Network (Texas LAN) will carry out a campaign in light of recent announcements in which women’s reproductive health services continue to be rolled back in health care reform. The Texas LAN will carry out a letter writing campaign, in-district legislative visits, and health fairs to educate and mobilize the Rio Grande Valley Community in support of contraception being covered as preventative care and lifting the ban on abortion coverage for women with pre-existing conditions. This campaign will culminate with a visit to their State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. in Austin on August 17th.

North Texas: Planned Parenthood of North Texas

August 9 – 15

Advocates in North Texas will email their representatives asking them to support the renewal of the Texas Women’s Health Program (WHP), a program that expands access to preventive healthcare to 2 million women in the state. These services include well-woman exams; contraception; screenings for diabetes, hypertension, anemia, gynecological infections and sexually transmitted infections; and appropriate medical and social services referrals. The WHP helps women avoid unplanned pregnancy and stay healthy – especially Latinas, who comprise over half of the program’s enrollment. Without this program, many women in the state of Texas would lack access to important preventive healthcare.

To participate, visit ppnt.org.

For more information email info.public@ppnt.org or call Denise at 214-363-2004 ext. 185.