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Week of Action

¡RJ AHORA! A Revolution 20 Years in the Making

5th Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice

Monday, August 4 – Sunday, August 10, 2014

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The Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice is an initiative that elevates Latina leadership, power and activism to transform the cultural narrative via a collective call to action on critical reproductive justice issues facing our community.

In order to cultivate Latina leadership, build power to make lasting change, and transform the cultural narrative, Latina reproductive justice organizations will:

  • Mobilize and educate the community;
  • Deepen existing partnerships and develop new partnerships;
  • Implement a call to action;
  • Cultivate relationships to strengthen our collective capacity;
  • Lift Latina voices in the media and social media

Twenty years ago, a group of visionary Black women developed the Reproductive Justice (RJ) framework, founding a transformational and culturally grounded movement for human rights and social change. Latinas across the country joined with our Black, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Indigenous herman@s embracing this new reproductive justice framework. In the process, we reframed our organizing and advocacy while building the movement for dignity, justice, and self-determination for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

During the 20 years since reproductive justice was founded, women of color-led organizations like California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, and the National Latina Institute Reproductive Health formed to lead the fight for reproductive justice for Latinas.

For the past four years, these organizations have collaborated on a Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice. This year, as we celebrate the anniversary of the RJ movement centering our work, the message from our communities is clear and urgent: ¡RJ Ahora (Now)!

Latinas across the country are facing deportation, restrictions on access to abortion and other critical reproductive health services, violence, lack of health care, and the denial of our basic human rights. However, we will push forward- we will resist. We will fight for the many concerns of our complex lives, multiple identities, and diverse communities. The time is now. Join us.

For organizations:

  • Co-sponsor the Week of Action by signing the Declaration of Solidarity
  • Write an op-ed or blog post on how reproductive justice for Latinas relates to your work or constituency
  • Join us on social media using the hashtags: #WOA14 and #RJrevolution
  • Contact AnnMarie@latinainstitute.org to learn more ways to get involved

For individuals:

  • Organize an in-district visit with your elected officials
  • Host a rally, street action, community meeting or cafecito
  • Write a blog
  • Mobilize using social media
  • Contact Angy@latinainstitute.org  to learn more ways to get involved and share what you are doing

2014 WOA Organizational Supporters

National Organizations

1.AIDS United

2.ACCESS Women's Health Justice

3.Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

4.Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)

5.Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)

6.Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (CRRJ)

7.Faith Aloud

8.GetEQUAL

9.Justice Now

10.LatinoSexuality.com

11.Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ)

12.League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

13.Mujeres Latinas en Accion

14.Nationa Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

15.National Abortion Federation (NAF)

16.National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW)

17.National Black Network for Reproductive Justice (NBNRJ)

18.National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

19.National Health Law Program (NHeLP)

20.National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH)

21.National Women's Law Center

22.Nicole Clark Consulting, LLC

23.Physicians for Reproductive Health (Physicians)

24.Planned Parenthood Action Fund

25.Provide, Inc

26.Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project

27.Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC)

28.Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP)

29.Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

30.SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

31.United Families

32.UniteWomen.org ACTION

33.URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity

34.Viva la Feminista

35.Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE)

36.Young Women United (YWU)

 

State and Local Organziations

1.ACLU of Northern California

2.ACLU SoCal

3.Awake Miami

4.California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ)

5.Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductie Rights (COLOR)

6.Feminist Women Health Center

7.Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)

8.Florida New Majority (FNM)

9.Food Bank of Rio Grande Valley

10.Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH)

11.Kentucky Health Justice Network (KHJN)

12.The Lilith Fund

13.Labor Council for Latina American Advancement South Florida Chapter (LCLAA)

14.Miami Workers Center (MWC)

15.NARAL Pro-Choice NC

16.NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

17.Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM)

18.Pro-Choice Resources (PCR)

19.Survivors Pathway Miami

 

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