A Different Vision for the Reproductive Justice Movement Video

This is the LUZ reproductive justice think tank documentary.

Click here to view the entire video.

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#NoTeenShame

This is a Tumblr is written by young mothers who believe there should not be any shame and stigma in being a young parent. This website offers inspiration and information. #NoTeenShame is also a good internet site for those looking to find resources on how to talk about young parents or those who work with or want to work with young parents.

This site offers a list of ways to be allies to young parents.

Click here to read the rest of the posts.

ʺHow Could You Do This to Me?ʺ: How Lesbians, Bisexual and Queer Latinas Negotiate Sexual Identity with Their Families (2010)

This journal article is writen by Katie Acosta from Tulane University. She writes that there are 5 experiences queer Latinas go through with their families.

  1. Everything is cool.
  2. It makes me sad.
  3. I don’t care what you think.
  4. What good would it do?
  5. A fantasy world.

Katie posits that Queer Latinas go through different experiences with their families.

Click here to read more.

Negotiating Our Membership: Factors leading Latina lesbians to develop a politicized collective identity (2014)

This is a project thesis headed up by Susana Rodriquez who attended Smith College. This paper is about how Latinas have to balance different identities when they are at the college campus. Queer Latinas run into what is called the “double minority” tern in which queer Latinas are part of two not priviledged groups: queer and Latina. She writes about how she came to campus and “came out” and was a attending a mostly white campus. She learned about power and oppresion in her classes on campus. She critiques some of the major identity “fathers” in missing the intersection piece.

Click here to read the rest of this thesis.

Evaluating Priorities: Measuring Women’s and Children’s Health and Well-being against abortion restrictions in the states

This report is about states that are restricting abortions for women. It highlights specific states and lists the repercussions of cutting down abortion clinics and access to healthcare for all women. Texas has cut down the number of their clinics practicing abortions by half the number. Louisiana has the highest maternal and infant mortality rate. This report also talks about how states will use very progressive language around women and women’s rights that indicate that they will put women first when in actuality they are cutting down services to women.

This report is useful for clinics, nurses, medical practitioners and women.

Click here to read more.

A Trauma Informed Approach for Adolescent Sexual-Health

This is a report that talks about how to do comprehensive sexual education with youth that have been through trauma.

It covers sexual health, sexual education, populations affected, preventions, trauma, strengths and needs, therapeutic services and safety plans for those who have experienced trauma.

Click on the link before to read more.

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Is there a future for the LBGTQ Movement?

My2024 is an online game, a national conversation, and a giant party for 10 days in October 2014 asking lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people across the United States how our lives and communities could change in the year 2024.

This is a good resource for young LGBTQ people and those that work with them, including but not limited to teachers, nurses, medics, counselors, therapists, professors and parents. It is also a good resource for those questioning. A very good resource for those who do not identify but are students in a school setting.

Click here to read more.

The Impact of Homophobia and Racism on GLBTQ Youth of Color (2007)

This publication focuses on the obstacles youth of color face with discrimination and racism.

  • Queer youth of color are less likely to be out to their parents
  • In research gathered at Black Pride events, Black youth said the church considered homosexuality a sin.
  • Youth of color say they feel they have to choose between culture and sexual identities.

Click here to read the full article.

California Core Comps for Providers of Adolescent Sex and Reproductive Programs (2008)

This guide includes Core Competencies for adult providers and educators of adolescent sexual and reproductive health to deliver effective, sensitive and appropriate programs and services.

Programs and agencies might use the Core Competencies to:

  • guide the hiring, training, development and evaluation of staff
  • increase collaboration and cross training between agencies
  • support consistent health outcomes for adolescents
  • ensure that all programs are grounded in shared body of knowledge and skills

Click here to read more.

Females United For Action

FUFA: Females United for Action was a non for profit organization that worked with young women and gender queer youth in Chicago. They organized a traveling photo exhibit called “Alternative Windows” which allowed the participants and viewers to document images of people of color that were not begin shown on mainstream media. This group is most know for their campaign against La Ley’s 107.9 sexist billboard ads “25 Pegaditas”. The group formed a campaign to take down the billboards from CTA busses and trains and on the streets. FUFA was successful in this campaign and the billboards were taken down.

The group also fought back censorship from Gallery 37 when one of the FUFA members submitted a nude picture of three generations in her family and it was turned down by Gallery 37. FUFA protested the Gallery 37 decision in an effort to let the young person submit the picture and be a part of the showcase.

FUFA does not operate as a 501c3 anymore but the relationships that were built between the members still exist and are strong.

This resource is helpful for those working with young people who want to start their own group, feminist, youth groups and those who want to start campaigns.

Check out their wordpress here.

Check out their facebebook page here.

Georgia Name Change Kit (2012)

This kit explains why someone might want to change their name and how they can go about doing that in Georgia. It is writing knowing that institutions can be intimidating to working class, the young and people of color. It guides you throughout the steps you need to complete to change your name and or gender in Georgia.

This is useful to youth who want to change their names and/or genders. It is also useful to those working with those desiring to change their names and/or gender.

Click here to access the kit.

Reproductive Justice & Violence: Innovative models

This document presents the innovative work that organizations that work with youth through Chicago were doing.

Sisters Empowering Sisters created a zine. Global Girls created a performance piece that asked young women to think about waiting until they are 24 to have children. Beyondmedia created a video about HIV.

This document can be used by community members, non for profit organization interested in new ideas.

Click here to see more ideas.