We know that Latina Institute, when introduced to these types of organizations, there is always going to be a change [in the community]. There is always going to be a difference. We are always going to see that the people that you train are going to increase their capacity. And we are seeing this in the performance that is being demonstrated by the promotoras and, in this case, the [community] leaders as well. – Lucy Felix, Rio Grande Valley, TX Latina Advocacy Network
Increasing Latina Visibility in the Reproductive Justice Movement
By using a Reproductive Justice framework and analysis, we are able to create pro-active national advocacy and grassroots campaigns that will advance a diverse and inclusive movement that will ultimately change positively the reproductive health outcomes of Latinas. Latinas will also be self-empowered to make informed decisions and choices for themselves, their families and their communities. Reproductive Justice values the multiple identities of our diverse communities; lifts the voices of all Latinas to the center; promotes new and relevant leadership from the local, state and national levels and recognizes the need to build power and movement in local communities that will influence and change national policies. Finally Reproductive Justice places our work in the middle of a broader social justice movement that is strengthened and cultivated in the development of coalitions and partnerships.