This week marks the third annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice, this year themed “¡Soy Poderosa!” (“I’m Powerful!”). The event is coordinated by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, this year with California Latinas for Reproductive Justice and the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights.
Check out the video below, and go to the campaign site to learn how to get involved.
In conjunction with the week, there will be a ¡Soy Poderosa! blog carnival. To participate, write about an issue the matters to the Latina community, especially with a focus on what civic power looks:
Join us during the week of August 6-10, 2012, and write about how you are poderosa/powerful. You can write a post on your own blog or tumblr and we’ll include it in our blog carnival round-up, or you can submit a guestpost for possible publication at the NLIRH blog.
How do you influence your community? Do you participate in local government? Do you vote? Do you organize to improve the conditions of your community? Do you encourage your elected officials to take actions that represent you and your issues? Do you talk with your friends and family about the issues you care about? Volunteer with local groups?
We all participate in our own way and that is why we are Poderosas.