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.

Reproductive Justice (RJ) Policy Work

SCRJ sponsors and/or supports bills that affect the reproductive health choices of women and girls. Also, the SCRJ team partners on coalitions with other RJ organizations in California and throughout the nation.

Get Smart B4 U Get Sexy

Get Smart supports peer advocates working to shift attitudes on sex and sexuality through comprehensive sex and sexuality education. This program promotes “smart as sexy and making sex smart.”

  • Step Forward Campaign
    Providing education, leadership development and advocacy training for young Black females to combat excessive sexual harrasment and unfair school discipline in the school systems by providing tools/resources, safe spaces, empowerment/self-expresssion and pushing for systematic change
  • Spring Into Love: Healthy Teen Fest
    In partnership with 2nd District, Community Advisory Committee (CAC), Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and youth leadership throughout Los Angeles in support of annual conference to educate and empower youths on sexual heath, STI prevention & other reproductive justice issues.

 

Environmental Justice (EJ)

Environmental Justice engages community members to influence local, state and national level policies that regulate the safety of chemical use in cosmetics and personal care products. Our EJ works also includes the Perfectly Natural project focusing on toxin exposure in beauty and nail salons.

  • Healthy Hair Initiative
    Healthy Hair Initiative is an environmental health and justice project that generates and publishes community driven research from working with beauty professionals, hair stylists, nail technicians and consumers and studying the impact of chemical use on health status.

 

Civic Engagement and Voter Education

Our civic engagement and voter through 'VREAM - Voting Rules Everything Around Me' education work increases the electoral and political power of Black women through voter education, registration and outreach during and between elections.

  • Voting Rules Eveything Around Me (VREAM)
    Our civic engagement work organizes phone banks, canvassing and community meetings to engage our constituencies with local government and institutions influencing our lives. Visit VREAM >
  • Voter Education
    Sharing information on voter registration, propositions, measures and ballot initatives to increased informed voting, dialog and community input on issues impacting daily life. Touching base with voters before, and between elections via outreach, town halls, house parties and visits with representatives.

 

Perfectly Natural

Perfectly Natural is an environmental health and justice project that generates and publishes community driven research by working with beauty professionals, hair stylists and nail technicians and studying the impact of chemical use on health status.

2 Comments

  1. Daphne Opoku on May 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Hello,

    If I was interested in becoming a member of this organization how would I do so?

  2. Desiree Ross on August 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Dear Black Women for Wellness,

    First and foremost, thank you tremendously for the amazing work and activism that you practice and promote. My name is Desiree Ross. I a student at Californial State University Los Angeles, and I am one of two Gender & Sexuality Resource Center Program Coordinators for our Cross Cultural Centers at Cal Stat LA. I program events that strive to give accurate voice and representation to various gender communities, including women, men, transgender, gender-queer, gender-questioning, and gender-nonconforming communities.

    This Fall 2013, in October, I am hosting an event titled “Get Your Politics Off My Body” to bring awareness to reproductive rights and issues of access for women. I was referred to Black Women for Wellness by a worker at ACCESS. Upon visiting your website, I was honored by all of the amazing projects, programs, and resources that you provide, and I would be honored if your organization would be a part of our panel, in sharing the awesome work that you do around reproductive justice and wellness of Black women.

    I am honored to know that a movement such as Black Women for Wellness exists and I look forward to getting involved, and again, thank you for the work that you are doing for Black women. Having your representation at “Get Your Politics Off My Body” would be an honor.

    If your organization would be interested in being a part of this event, or if you simply have questions, please feel free to contact me via email at dross6@calstatela.edu, or at my office phone at 323.343.3370.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    With warmth,

    Desiree Ross
    Gender & Sexuality Resource Center Program Coordinator

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