Texas

The Afiya Center is working as part of a cohort of organizations in Texas on a long-term initiative to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives. The Afiya Center created and led the Black Woman’s College RJ Movement at colleges in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This program provided training and networking opportunities to members of black women-led student organizations with the long-term goal of building a local reproductive justice movement. The Black Woman’s College RJ Movement also linked reproductive justice to voting rights education, and built the capacity of members to become leaders in voter education and getting out the vote in their communities. In 2014, the Afiya Center (Dallas, Texas) developed the Black Woman’s College RJ Movement to educate college-aged black women on HIV and reproductive justice. Engaged women of color in strategic trainings, voter education, and an advocacy meeting for the Campaign to End AIDS.