South Los Angeles approaches reproductive health and access from a reproductive justice framework. Reproductive Justice defined here as: is the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, economic, and social well-being of women and girls, and will be achieved when women and girls have the economic, social and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about our bodies, sexuality and reproduction for ourselves, our families, and our communities in all areas of our lives. Reproductive Justice takes an intersectional approach, including considering how reproductive oppression and gender impacts reproductive decisions.

What we eat, drink, breathe, put on and play can all impact our health. South Los Angeles has particular environmental health and justice factors that is vital to ending health disparities.

Some of the issues we are focused on are:

Fracking in the Inglewood, Baldwin Hills and Culver City areas

Food Desserts

Toxic chemicals use in south Los Angeles area

Having strong female leaders that hold up and raise women’s issues is vital the success of women and girls. South Los Angeles NOW is currently developing a leadership program to cultivate young women and girls into leadership positions. Please contact us if you would like to know how to get involve with this initiative either as a future women leader or as a mentor.

We believe that women have the fundamental right to make decisions about our bodies. Our Chapter will advance policies that acknowledge the intersectionality of our lives provide communities of color with complete wellbeing. NOW’s purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men…it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/ orientation, or parenthood. 

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