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Laura Jiménez
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Laura Jiménez is the Executive Director at California Latinas for Reproductive Justice. She has worked with women of color organizations across the country on issues of reproductive justice, including the National Latina Health Organization (Oakland), the Dominican Women's Development Center (New York) and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective (Atlanta). Laura is passionate about issues of immigration, environmental justice, and birthing and parenting, as they intersect with reproductive justice. She is proud to be a California native, but holds dear the time she spent in New York and the South learning about traditions of resistance from powerful women nationwide. She holds degrees in Ethnic Studies from both UC San Diego and San Francisco State University.

Laura is a proud mamá to four awesome people and is the compañera of a gifted musician.

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Latin@s Are Not a 'Poster Community' for Conservative Politics

(277) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 6:43 PM

Contrary to popular perception, we Latin@s* are not all socially conservative, uniformly religious, nor singular-minded. This is because we are not a uniform group of people. Our ethnic roots span a vast geographical area: we are Black, Indigenous, mixed ethnicity, Asian and white, and some of us are all of...

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Let's Not Play the Blame Game

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 5:36 PM

Think for a second about everything you have ever heard, read, watched and learned about teen pregnancy. It probably sounds something like: pregnant and parenting youth have ruined their lives. They are failures that drain government resources. Teen pregnancy is a one-way ticket to poverty. Pregnant and parenting youth will...

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