“Past trainings provided by the Latina Institute have helped me frame the messages around reproductive health and have connected me with other NYC Latinas working on similar issues. These trainings have been instrumental for someone who does not work in the reproductive justice field.” - NLIRH Activist Diana Salas
Latinas Organizing for Leadership and Advocacy trainings (LOLA)
SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL LOLA TRAINING: LATINAS ORGANIZING FOR LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY JULY 13-15, 2012
Our first regional LOLA training will take place on Friday, July 13th, Saturday, July 14th, and Sunday, July 15th, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina bringing together activists from throughout the South (specifically VA, NC, SC, TN, KY, AR, GA, AL, MS, LA, OK, and FL). This intensive 3-day training will provide Latin@ activists with various different sessions including the history of the movement for reproductive rights, abortion access, models for community organizing and specific skills-building to prepare a campaign. After the training, LOLA graduates will continue being part of NLIRH's national network of Latin@ activists and will become leaders in reproductive justice within their communities and states.
When: July 13-July 15, 2012
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Application deadline: July 13th.
Spaces are limited, apply now!
Our bilingual (English & Spanish) LOLA trainings seek to build a group of Latina leaders, strengthen the voices of Latinas and enable them to be seen as a powerful group who can influence policy decisions that directly impact our lives, our families and our communities.
Our LOLA Reproductive Justice Institute is an intense three day training designed to be a space where we can share our experiences, learn new skills, and strategize around reproductive justice campaigns. This training is now available by request.
Specific training components include:
- Latina Reproductive Health & Rights
- Organizing 101: Introduction to Social Change Theory & Strategies
- Building a Latina Movement
- Communicating for Reproductive Justice
- Starting a Reproductive Justice Campaign
NLIRH also offers issue and skills based LOLA trainings, with priority access given to our Latina Advocacy Networks, the Southwest Partnership and members of our affiliated organizations:
- Reproductive Justice 101 & Launching a Reproductive Justice Campaign
This workshop will introduce participants to the reproductive justice framework and provide some basic tools for launching a reproductive justice campaign in your community.
- Immigrant Rights as a Matter of Reproductive Justice
This workshop will make connections between the immigrant rights and reproductive justice movements. Participants will re-visit what is reproductive justice, delve into some immigration history and get a better understanding of why immigrant rights is a matter of reproductive justice. Participants will also learn about current issues at the intersections of immigrant rights and reproductive justice and how they can get involved.
- Participatory Action Research (PAR)
PAR is one of the tools that can be used by activists, promotores, and other community members to make changes that improve reproductive and social justice. In PAR, community members are researcher-activists. They document their community’s needs and strengths. They then use that information to make policy and program changes that advance the reproductive health of Latinas, their families and their communities. This kind of advocacy combines social science research, education and transformative action. Participants will learn about PAR and will leave with a plan for creating and implementing a PAR project in their community.
- Unplanned Pregnancy Options Counseling & Values Clarification
This workshop will help participants create the space to talk with a woman about her options while facing an unplanned pregnancy. In addition, participants will explore their own values around the three options facing a woman with an unplanned pregnancy: adoption, parenting, and abortion.
Interested in learning more about these trainings? Email liz [at] latinainstitute [dot] org.