“If They Can Do It, I Can Do It”: Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition

June 22, 2011

In honor of their graduation, Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition is sharing video interviews with some of their 2011 program graduates. Here's the first five posted -- four young women who have found community and grown as leaders, working together as peer educators and activists.






Posted in: Community, Healthcare, Youth Organizing, YWCHAC

Join YWCHAC at the 2012 CFLE National Sex Ed Conference!

November 5, 2012

Kymsha Henry from Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition (one of our grant partners) alongside Tracie Gardner of the Legal Action Center will be facilitating one of the workshops at the CFLE National Sex Ed Conference on the Correlation of Sex Education and rates of HIV/AIDS in NYC. With keynote speakers Bill Taverner, MA and Dr. Susan Milstein, the conference runs from November 28th-30th in Somerset, NJ. For more information on how to be a part of the dialogue surrounding sex education, click HERE    

Posted in: Blog, Grant Partners, YWCHAC

Podcast: This Year’s Reproductive Health & Justice Initiative

March 10, 2011

Grant Partners, 2010 RHJI Podcast From left: Paris Hatcher, Maria Elena Perez, Claire Simon, Gabriel Foster Here at Third Wave, we are inspired on a daily basis by the courage, creativity, and power of our grant partners across the country. Together they are organizing and building a more powerful movement for reproductive health and justice. This movement will ensure reproductive health and rights for young people, and give them the resources and tools they need to confront the racism, poverty, gender-based violence at the root of inequality. For a quick introduction to some of their work this year, listen to to this recent podcast featuring members of four of our grant partner organizations: [wpaudio url="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/378648/2010%20RHJI%20Docket%20Briefing.mp3" text="Podcast - Reproductive Health and Justice Initiative" dl="0"] (Or, direct download here.)

Posted in: Blog, Community, NLIRH, Podcast, SPARK, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, YWCHAC

Two New Videos by YWCHAC’s WE SPEAK Members

May 31, 2012

Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition (YWCHAC)'s WE SPEAK members have been busy working to educate their peers about safe sex, as well as other relevant issues facing young women of color. Below is "I am NOT a Statistic," a video they created as a public service announcement to help spread awareness about the many issues affecting today's youth, from unprotected sex to underage drinking: http://vimeo.com/38859314 Here is another video they worked on (produced by Columbia University students) about the crucial need for sex education in New York City schools, especially in communities of color: http://vimeo.com/41869631

Posted in: Blog, Comprehensive Sex Ed, YWCHAC