Community Education & Mobilization

At CLRJ we recognize that new Latina leaders are essential to make positive policy change for our communities. As such, we are deeply committed to ensuring that our policy priorities are informed, shaped and moved by community-based Latinas. Through the projects listed below we engage Latinas in leadership development, community-based education, and mobilization opportunities intended to advance our reproductive and sexual health, rights and justice.

Latinas4RJ

Latinas 4RJ works to develop Latina leaders that are empowered in Reproductive Justice “RJ” Herstory, its framework, and practice in order to support reproductive justice issues for themselves, their families, friends, and community. Latinas 4 RJ Chapter Leaders learn about the policy making process and their role as advocates to amplify the voices of Latin@ communities. Latinas 4 RJ Chapter Leaders receive education and training with a Latina focused lens in the areas of reproductive justice, abortion care and access, civic engagement, facilitation, presentation, communication, public speaking, RJ story collection, philanthropy and writing of articles and blogs for advocacy.

There are currently three Latinas4RJ Chapters in California, located in: Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego.  For more about Latinas4RJ contact Christina Lares at: christina@clrj.org

VIVA

Votando por Igualdad Viviendo por Actualizar (¡VIVA!) is a civic engagement project that harnesses and amplifies our communities’ voices, challenging traditional civic participation models by engaging ALL members of our families regardless of age or documentation status.

CLRJ understands that a strength of our communities is our ability to “Correr La Voz” (Raise Our Voices) regardless of our ability to vote. By telling our stories, informing our communities and voting we strive to uplift our communities.

For more information or to volunteer contact Cristina Flores at cflores@clrj.org

Instituto de Autonomia y Justicia

This three-part training series is provided in Spanish. The Instituto is based in popular education and will cover themes such as sexuality, anatomy and comprehensive sex education, with dialogues on reproductive health, pregnancy and abortion access and building autonomy in family centered communities.