In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a partnership between Black Women for Wellness, Black Women’s Health Imperative, New Voices Pittsburgh, SisterLove, SPARK Reproductive Justice Now and Communications Consortium Media Center. The initiative will focus on abortion rights and access, contraceptive equity, and comprehensive sex education as our key policy issues. As a Reproductive Justice initiative, we will approach these issues from a human rights perspective, incorporating the intersections of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity with the situational impacts of economics, politics, and culture that make up the lived experiences of Black women in this country.
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Jan Robinson Flint, executive director, Black Women for Wellness
Linda G. Blount, president and CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative
Marcela Howell, senior consultant, Communications Consortium Media Center
La’Tasha Mayes, executive director, New Voices Pittsburgh
Dazon Dixon Diallo, executive director, SisterLove
Malika Redmond, former executive director, SPARK Reproductive Justice Now
MEE Productions and First Place for Youth (FPFY) invite you to a “Chat & Chew” information session to discuss the type of guidance, structure, support and caring that we, as a community, need to provide to foster youth as they turn age 18. Our goal is to help them dream big and succeed as they transition to adulthood.
Many foster kids fall victim to homelessness, unemployment and poverty after they leave the system. We are looking for ways to improve their life outcomes and we would like to hear from the range of social-services professionals and other adults who come in contact or work with foster youth. This includes social workers, legal advocates, longtime foster parents, school counselors and others.
Chat & Chews are small-group information sessions that last about 90 minutes. We chat, while you chew on some light refreshments; then we have a dialogue about how we reduce the barriers that make it difficult for foster youth to successfully transition into independent adulthood.
We hope you will join us in this important effort.
The sessions will be held October 14th and 16th at the following times and locations:
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
People Who Care Youth Center
1500 West Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Thursday, October 16, 2014
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Health and Human Resources Education Center
420 3rd Street, Suite #105
Oakland, CA 94607
Because we value your opinion, we hope you will make time in your busy schedule to attend a session and share your thoughts. RSVP now for a session to reserve your space. Contact Glennis Saunders toll-free at 877-633-7763 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in October! Feel free to share this information with others.
Black Women for Wellness is currently accepting donations of new and gently used clothing.
(Starting September 9th & Ending October 23rd)
Monday – Friday
9:30am – 3:00pm
You may drop off your unneeded items to our office.
(Please pre-wash clothing before donating)
Acceptable Items include:
Shirts, Pants, Dresses, Blouses, Hats, Shoes, Jackets,Skirts, Scarfs
Please contact Greg for any additional information
Greg@bwwla.com – 323.290.5955
August 26, 2014 was Women’s Equality Day, and the California Center Research on Women and Families urges you to join with leaders from throughout the state to educate and advocate on behalf of reproductive rights and justice.
Take just ten minutes to watch Honoring Courage: A Short History of Reproductive Health Services in California — and share the link with family and friends.
Produced by CCRWF and Storefront Political Media, we were honored to work with our Advisory Committee: Black Women for Wellness, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, NARAL Pro-Choice California, and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, as well as the many leaders who agreed to be interviewed and filmed.
Contact Governor Jerry Brown and urge him to support SB 1053, the Contraceptive Equity Act that expands access to birth control.
Authored by Senator Holly J. Mitchell, SB 1053 would ensure access to the full range of contraceptive methods approved by the Food and Drug Administration for all women in California without cost sharing, delays or denial of coverage.
The bill is now on the Governor’s desk, so click here to send him a message that you support SB 1053! (Scroll down to SB 1053 when you are asked to “Please Choose Your Subject.”)
Take a moment to support the important work of our Advisory Committee organizations to secure and safeguard reproductive rights and justice.
Women’s equality will only be achieved if we work together. CCRWF is proud to honor the courage of women leaders who have fought for reproductive rights and justice, encourages you to advocate for SB 1053, and asks that you support the important work of our partner organizations.
Date & Time: September 23 2014 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Center for Healthy Families (The California Endowment)
1000 N Alameda Street Los Angeles CA 90017
More info 323 290 5955 email@example.com
Morning Plenary – Sankofa Panel Presentation & Discussion
Looking Back & Moving Forward
Our history influences our health status several ways, through biology, access to health services, appropriate treatments and protocols to name a few. BWW is asking an historian to articulate and acknowledge our past experience seeking and securing health services. Technology is moving at fast forward, are our conversations on the ethics, morality and economics of reproductive technology keeping up? BWW is asking a futurist to look forward and visualize reproductive health for Black women & girls.
Session 1: Just the Facts – research, statistics and fact sharing.
Session 2: Connecting the Dots – Examining how media/public health/mental/financial/violence/public policy and other factors impact access to, utilization of and delivery of reproductive health education and services.
Session 3: Plotting & Planning presenting solutions, remedies, action steps and direction to integrate data, policy, experience and wisdom with eliminating reproductive health disparities.
Lunch Program: Active participation at the University of Black Women as we share books from at home and abroad that enlighten, educate and inform on the beauty of being a Black woman. Discussion with a panel of women who influence, move, rebel rouse and sometimes calm via the written word.
Afternoon Plenary: Representing Women of Color elected & appointed to represent women & girls
Innovations & Insights: 3 minute presentations highlighting movements, tools, resources and information useful with shifting culture to inspire, respect and affirm Black women & girls
Campaign Launch: Sharing tools, social media, objectives of
Get Smart b4u Get Sexy Campaign – making sex smart & smart sexy
Shifting the culture toward supporting reproductive life decision making
Sponsored by The Department of Public Health, Health Education Administration (HEA), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 6 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 2.
• Early Registration (ends Aug 31)
• Registration (August 16- Sept 15)
• Late Registration (Sept 15 – Sept 22)
Scholarships & work exchanges available: please call (323) 290-5955 and speak with Krissy.
Black Women for Wellness celebrates the 50 years anniversary of the civil rights movement in the United States.
Get Smart B4U Get Sexy is a social campaign around shifting the sex culture from one based on shaming & fear to one that revolves around inclusivity, diversity, being smart and sexy and shifting to a culture that is sex positive. We are a program within the non-profit Black Women for Wellness and we want Get Smart B4U Get Sexy to be a space where people feel comfortable having open, honest conversations around sex, sexuality and reproductive health. We are a group that will be shifting the culture through conversations, creating new educational materials to be shared within our communities and media that is empowering, culturally appropriate and inclusive. If you are an educator, writer, work within the health world or just interested in sharing your voice then join our group.
One of the first projects we will be working on is the #5WLove campaign which is a promotional campaign for our Get Smart B4U Get Sexy conference on September 23rd (register at eventbrite) which looks at the 5 W Questions around love – what, when, where, who, why (how). What is Love? is a question humans have been struggling to answer from the start of time. Love is a diversity of emotions and sometimes love can bring pain. In understanding love and the shared vision we may share in its roots we want to come to understand how we can learn to love in a way that supports the positive growth of personal and community relationships. From what is love to how does pain affect your ability to love…we want to dive into these questions through our social media campaign.
We look forward to receiving a diverse array of answers.