Archive for August, 2010

A Call To Weave Movements Together

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

We’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on the points of connection and intersection in our work: where reproductive justice meets and entwines with racial justice, economic justice, justice for LGBTQ people. This call from Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, could not come at a more perfect time. For her 80th birthday, she asks us to consider how we might become stronger by weaving our movements for justice together:


(video: Democracy Now!)

NLIRH & COLOR Kick Off Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Third Wave grant partners National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, along with California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, have teamed up to host the First Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice on August 9-15.

Over on the NLIRH blog, folks are sharing their stories about access to sex education and contraception. Here’s Rita Martinez, writing on her “So-Called Sex Education“:

Like many young Latinas, I never really felt comfortable talking about contraception with my parents; god forbid they think I was “active,” (shudder). This subject matter was only really appropriate among girlfriends and the like, where it was easier to share such experiences. To exacerbate the problem, aside from a couple days of Sex Ed in 6th grade and that dreadful quarter in Freshman Studies, I don’t recall ever having a real opportunity to discuss contraception options. Nay, I became understandably naïve in the matter, which is not to say I didn’t know of birth control, but it definitely did not hold an even “remotely visible” role in my high school scene.

Check out their campaign and learn how share your story, spread the word, take action, and lend support. You can also join in on Twitter by tagging your posts #latinaRJwk, or coming out to events in California, Florida, New York, and Texas.

Thanks for taking a first look!

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Hi, all. Just a quick note from Melissa (that’s Tara up there in the stillframe, but we’re all in the video — look for me before Mia, our Executive Director, who brings it home at the end). I’m editing Third Wave’s new blog, which borrows a name from one of our first publications, See It, Tell It, Change It. Now that you’ve had a chance to take a look around at our beta site, I’d love to hear back from you…

  • Is there a particular resource from the previous version of our website that you’re missing that we should be sure to include here?
  • Has it been difficult for you to find information that was more easily accessible on our old site?
  • Is it clear how to get in touch with us and stay in touch?
  • What do you most want more of? There’s definitely more videos and archival photos and reports on the way.

You can leave a comment on this entry with any or all of your answers.

For now, enjoy your first look at our new look!