Historian Virginia Espino’s research into the coerced sterilization of Mexican women in East Los Angeles in the late 1960s and 70s compelled her to produce “No Más Bebés,” the story of the victims and of the class action lawsuit against Los Angeles County filed on their behalf. Director Renee Tajima-Peña is a native of L.A., […]Read More Documentary ‘No Más Bebés’ comes home to Boyle Heights
Community leaders, professionals, experts, and women of all ages and ethnicities, convened last Thursday in San Jose for the first hearing of the California State Assembly’s Select Committee on the Status of Girls and Women of Color in California. Violence and pay equity were identified as key factors impacting the lives of girls and women of color. “Women […]Read More At state assembly hearing, barriers for girls and women of color discussed
A Latinos In Action conference in Long Beach aimed to rouse the inner leader of the women in attendance – many of them working mothers – and motivate them to take on their fears about going to school or starting a business. “I’m learning how to overcome things and how I shouldn’t stay where I am and look for more opportunities and do more for […]Read More A conference to buoy leadership and education among Latinas
Latina girls in Kern County currently have the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state. Having children so early often prevents young women from continuing school, and can lead them deeper into poverty. Three Latina teen moms from Arvin, an impoverished rural town in southeast Kern County, talk about how their parents help them handle the responsibilities […]Read More Parental support is crucial for teen moms in Kern County
A Latina girl has been addressed with two different pronunciations of her name for her whole life. Now, she’s deciding to reclaim her name’s original pronunciation, and its meaning for her identity. Her radio story aired on KCBS through Youth Radio.Read More What’s in a name?
The Latina Center offers support groups, domestic violence workshops, and leadership programs to the growing community of Spanish speaking women in Richmond. The center’s founder Miriam Wong had a mission is to bring women up to their full potential, not only as mothers and wives but as community members. “[U]pon arriving in this country, they feel […]Read More Richmond’s Latina center supports a growing community