Join us to celebrate the Reproductive Health Access Network: 15 years & counting!

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Sep 22

Hispanic Heritage Month: Carmen Mojica

Carmen Mojica, also known as Ynanna Djehuty, is an Afro-Dominicana born and raised in the Bronx. She is a midwife, writer and reproductive health activist. The focus of her work is on the empowerment of women and people of the African Diaspora, specifically discussing the Afro-Latina identity. She utilizes her experience as a midwife to…

May 18

AAPI Heritage Month: Pramila Jayapal

Pramila Jayapal is the former senator of Washington state, and the first Indian-American woman elected into the House of Representatives. Born and raised in India, along with being raised in Indonesia and Singapore, Jayapal’s personal journey has strengthened her advocacy for immigrants’ rights, with a focus on women and children. While in senate, Jayapal has…

May 12

AAPI Heritage Month: Miriam Yeung

Miriam Yeung is the former executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering Asian and Pacific American women and girls through organizing, education and advocacy. Prior to NAPAWF, Yeung spent ten years at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City in numerous…

May 05

AAPI Heritage Month: Renee Tajima-Peña

Our first feature for #AAPIHeritageMonth is the Academy Award nominated filmmaker Renee Tajima- Peña. Her film work addresses pressing issues in the Asian American and the diasporic community. Her debut film as a director, Who Killed Vincent Chin? chronicles the murder and injustice of a 27-year old Chinese American, Vincent Chin; beaten to death with…

Mar 17

Women’s History Month: Helen Rodriguez-Trias

On the third Friday of Women’s History Month, we bring insight to a Latina pioneer in the medical and public health industry. Helen Rodriguez-Trias (1929-2001) was a Puerto Rican physician and advocate for the expansion of healthcare for marginalized persons (especially low income women and children of color). Her introduction to public health was mainly…