WHJI is a radical feminist of color organization dedicated to improving the
social and economic health of women of color and our communities, by
challenging the use of punitive social policies, practices, and behaviors that
restrict, criminalize, exploit, and police the bodies and lives of low-income
and working class women of color.
In collaboration with several local organizations, WHJI will be part of a Southeastern Louisiana Delegation of Feminists of Color. We will be sharing the coordination and cost of transportation and accomodation to COV4. We are hoping that we can make both travel and hotel fairly affordable by planning as a group. Please let us know by January 31 if you are interested in attending with us: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, 504-756-6251.
July 2011 - WHJI releases new statement challenging the irresponsible and demeaning use of drug test to police the lives of poor women and their families under the pretext of deficit reduction. Read More
SPARK Reproductive Justice Annual Legislative THIS! Statewide Day of Action
March 2011 - WHJI's co-founder, Shana griffin, delivered the Keynote address at SPARK Reproductive Justice Now's 4th Annual Legislate THIS! Statewide Day of Action, focusing on 'The Political Economy of Reproductive Violence: Understanding How Our Bodies Are Perceived, Valued, and Policed Through Legislative Actions.'
Using Media to End Racialized Gender Violence
April 2010 - WHJI launches a participatory media arts organizing workshop - Organizing at the Intersection: Using Media Arts to End Violence Against Women of Color. Read More