Archive for the ‘NLIRH in the News’ Category

Lucy Félix, from the fantastic Migrant Health Promotion, is a recipient of the Ms. Foundation’s Women of Vision Award. She will receive the award tonight at the 20th Annual Gloria Awards.

A 2007 LOLA graduate and Houston LAN member, she began her career with Migrant Health Promotion (MHP) as a promotora de salud (health promoter) in 2000. Now, she is the community organizer and lead trainer of MHP’s La Voz Latina. La Voz Latina was initiated in 2001 to address reproductive health disparities within the marginalized and highly neglected communities along the Texan border (also known as colonias) through public education, community organizing and advocacy to increase access and public funding for reproductive healthcare services.

To read more about Lucy and her work, please click here.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is proud to announce that we have been selected as the 2007 recipient of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Award!

“Jessie Smith Noyes was an advocate for women and girls in the early 1900s with the YWCA of Brooklyn. She would be proud to see the Foundation honor an important organization like the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, which works across the nation to improve the lives of women and their families,” said Victor DeLuca, President of the Noyes Foundation.

The Noyes Award was established to recognize and support organizations working to advance social justice. We are the 22nd recipient and only the 6th reproductive health and justice organization to receive this prestigious award. With this award, we will continue to influence policy, mobilize our constituency and ensure that Latina leadership and perspective is front and center in the reproductive justice movement. Many great and exciting changes await us in 2008, so stay tuned!

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This week, the staff and activists from the Latina Institute are participating in Feministing.com’s Voices of series. Check out the thoughts and writing of our awesome staff, interns and activists here!

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In June, we posted up Manhattan Mini Storage’s latest ad:

Manhattan Mini Storage is known for its eye-catching ads full of political and pop culture humor. This latest ad seems to have drawn in more attention because of its pro-choice message; unfortunately most of it is coming from the anti-choice side.

Last week, NLIRH’s Executive Director, Silvia Henriquez, was briefly interviewed by CBS and commented on the ad, stating “we like the creativity, and we think it’s an eye opener as well as engaging people in dialogue.”

For more coverage on the billboard ad, please check out Amie Neuman’s article “Pro-Choice Billboard Causes Uproar” at RH Reality Check’s Blog.

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Please feel free to pass this along!

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is dedicated to ensuring the fundamental right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities through policy and advocacy, community mobilization and public education.

We are hiring a Program Intern for the Community Mobilization Department. This is a part time position (20 hours per week) and we are looking for a one academic year commitment (from September 2007 through May 2008). A monthly stipend will be provided. Our main goal in the Community Mobilization Department is to cultivate a diverse, well-informed and active base of Latino/as capable of mobilizing for social change.

The Program Intern participates in a wide variety of projects geared towards strengthening his/her analytical skills through first-hand experience in areas such as community activism, advocacy and leadership development.

We are looking for a motivated individual who is interested and fully committed to making positive changes in the lives of Latinas and with some experience in social justice issues. Strong research and writing skills are required and fluency in Spanish is a plus. 

The intern will work closely with the Director of Community Mobilization and the Advocacy Associate on the following projects, but not limited to:

  • Assisting in the organization of national campaigns and events
  • Communicating with our activists nationwide through e-mail and phone calls
  • Assisting in the organization of our trainings (i.e. recruiting participants, research, preparing materials and coordinating logistics)
  • Assist and participate in our on-going research projects
  • Writing and organizing the distribution of our newsletter Instantes
  • Assisting in the maintenance of our database (i.e. data entry)
  • Administrative support for various projects

Application procedure: Send a resume and cover letter to the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, 50 Broad Street, Suite # 1825, New York, NY 10004; e-mail application to karla@latinainstitute.org; or fax it to 212-422-2556 by August 31st, 2007.

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Check out this interview with our Executive Director, Silvia Henriquez, on Divine Caroline.

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