Two weeks ago, Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of Choice USA and I visited Denver, Colorado as part of the Southwest Partnership. Following our convening in March of this year, our visits with the Southwest Leaders in the region are an opportunity for us to re-connect with them and check-in about the reproductive justice organizing work that is taking place locally. We met with staff from Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) and also with members of the LUZ Reproductive Justice Think Tank.
We are always inspired by the reproductive justice organizing being done on the ground across the country, and in Denver it is no different. Folks there are using reproductive justice to build across movements and create a powerful base to fight local laws and policies. COLOR’s most recent campaign is the Campaign for Accountable Public Schools, which was created to promote the youth, family and community voice as key stakeholders in the educational system.
LUZ Reproductive Justice also recently screened a this video about their coalition and their innovative approach to reproductive justice organizing in Denver.
We are definitely excited about the work being done in the region and will continue providing updates as the months progress!
–Maria Elena Perez, Director of Community Mobilization