Black Women for Wellness Reproductive Justice 2017 Highlights
Help Women's Reproductive Rights: Defend CPC Disclosure Laws
A current Supreme Court case about 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers' ('CPCs') could make it much harder for low-income pregnant women to learn about their options. CPCs present themselves as full-service women's health clinics, but are actually deceptive fronts for anti-choice organizations that mislead, frighten, and pressure women at an especially vulnerable time.
Your contribution will help Black Women for Wellness and the Public Good Law Center--which has specialized expertise in the First Amendment issues that will decide the case--raise public awareness and prepare an important friend-of-the-court legal brief.
Please do what you can to support our fight to keep all reproductive options accessible for all women, regardless of finances and education.
Black Women for Wellness Programs
Sisters @ Eight
Sisters @ Eight is Black Women for Wellness’ community forum, which brings hot topics and major health and wellness issues to the forefront of public conversation.
Sisters in Control
Sisters in Control Reproductive Justice (SCRJ) project supports policy, utilizes programs, works with advisory councils, commissions and boards to secure reproductive justice for women and girls.
Sisters with Options
Sisters with Options provides strategies to empower and support women as advocates for themselves, their children and families in seeking and securing quality health services.
Sisters in Motion
Sisters in Motion is a program with goals to decrease the incidents of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity through education, lifestyle change, prevention and physical activity.
Black women are the largest cosmetic consumers of any US demographic, spending $7.6 billion annually. Many hair care products and processes are known to contain chemicals that can negatively effect our health. This factsheet was created by Black Women for Wellness to educate beauty workers and consumers on toxins in personal care products.
This report compiles more than 5 years of surveys, focus groups, literature reviews, canvassing and conversations with African American and Black beauty industry professionals. Black hair care professionals and workers are over exposed to and under protected from toxic chemicals commonly found in hair and personal care products marketed to Black women & girls.