In Our Own Voice

New opinion survey of African Americans to be released at ‘When Black Women Lead’ conference

MEDIA ADVISORY
September 22, 2017
Contact: Alexa Mauzy-Lewis, Camino PR
alexa@caminopr.com / 212-255-2575

Data show most do not think it is a good time to be Black in America
WASHINGTON – In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda will release data from a national poll of Black adults, ”The lives and Voices of Black America on the Intersections of Politics, Race and Public Policy,” as part of their four-day summit in Washington, D.C. The data reveal unique insights into the priorities of African Americans and the specific concerns of Black women.

The findings will be presented during the “When Black Women Lead” conference, on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. The summit will bring together Black women grassroots activists and leaders from across the country to share information and plan strategies to ensure that Black women’s voices are heard and will influence policies at the local, state and national levels. The summit will be open to the media on Monday, September 25, when participants will assess the state of Black women’s rights, share successful policies and strategies and identify barriers to change. The polling data will be released during the “The State of Black Women and Reproductive Justice” discussion.

WHAT: Briefing on ”The lives and voices of Black America on the intersections of politics, race, and public policy” polling data
WHEN: Monday, September 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. -11:45 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Suites DC Convention Center Hotel, 900 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
WHO: Marcela Howell, founder and executive director of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
Members of the media, please contact Alexa Mauzy-Lewis (alexa@caminopr.com or 21 2-255-2575) to RSVP.

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In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a national reproductive justice organization focused on lifting up the voices of Black women at the national and regional levels in our ongoing policy fight to secure reproductive justice for all women and girls. Our eight strategic partners include Black Women for Wellness, Black Women’s Health Imperative, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, SisterLove, Inc. SisterReach, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, The Afiya Center and Women With A Vision.


Black Women applaud selection of Dr. Leana Wen as new president of Planned Parenthood

Media Advisory:
Sept 13, 2018
Contact: Tavia Hartley (tavia@caminopr.com or 212-255-2575)

Statement from In Our Own Voice
WASHINGTON- Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced the appointment of Dr. Leana Wen its new president. Marcela Howell, founder and executive director of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, issued the following statement in response:

“Congratulations to Dr. Leana Wen on her new position as president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. We applaud the appointment of a doctor, an advocate and an immigrant to lead an organization that is a trusted provider of quality, affordable health care, especially for women of color and underserved communities.

“Women of color and immigrant women face systemic barriers to reproductive health care and Planned Parenthood clinics help to overcome some of these obstacles. As a physician, Dr. Wen brings crucial professional and personal experience as she takes the helm of Planned Parenthood. She surely understands the intersection of the issues connected to reproductive health and rights because of her lived experiences.

“During this critical time when women’s health and rights are under unprecedented attack, Dr. Wen is a welcomed ally and valuable advocate for Reproductive Justice. Her record of fighting to protect Maryland women and families from the Trump administration’s oppressive policies will be invaluable as she takes her place in the national movement for reproductive health, rights and justice.

“We wish Dr. Wen much success and look forward to working alongside her to ensure that all women have equal access to quality health care.”

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In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a national reproductive justice organization focused on lifting up the voices of Black women at the national and regional levels in our ongoing policy fight to secure reproductive justice for all women and girls.


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