National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) builds Latina power to guarantee the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity and justice. We elevate Latina leaders, mobilize our families and communities, transform the cultural narrative and catalyze policy change.
In 2015, NLIRH celebrated 20 years as the leading voice for Latinas in the fight for reproductive justice. Honoring the work of NLIRH and its allies to guarantee the fundamental human rights to reproductive health, dignity, and justice. This video shows a part of the work we've done over the last 20 years.
The Florida Latina Advocacy Network after a 3-day leadership and advocacy training
The Florida Latina Advocacy Network on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States rallying in support of immigrants and their families.
Florida Latina Advocacy Network (FL LAN)
The Florida Latina Advocacy Network (FL LAN) operates as an extension of NLIRH, serving as the voice and advocacy presence in Florida. FL LAN works with activists throughout Miami-Dade County to organize our communities around issues-based campaigns that impact our families and our lives.
The FL LAN was established after a LOLA held in Miami in 2007. The FL LAN seeks to increase Latina visibility in the reproductive justice movement, cultivate well informed leaders and build networks of activists in Miami-Dade County that will inform and support our national policy agenda and strengthen state and national reproductive justice activism. Implementing various civic engagement and community organizing strategies, the FL LAN is building a large base of Latinxs who are trained on how to use a reproductive justice lens to organize their communities for change and develop spokespeople to lift up the voices of Latinx in Florida on a local, state, and national level.
By using a Reproductive Justice framework and analysis, we are able to create pro-active national advocacy and grassroots campaigns that will advance a diverse and inclusive movement that will ultimately positively change the reproductive health outcomes of Latinas. Latinas will also be self-empowered to make informed decisions and choices for themselves, their families and their communities. Reproductive Justice values the multiple identities of our diverse communities; centers the voices of all Latinas; promotes new and relevant leadership from the local, state and national levels and recognizes the need to build power and movement in local communities that will influence and change national policies. Finally, Reproductive Justice places our work in the middle of a broader social justice movement that is strengthened and cultivated in the development of coalitions and partnerships.
NLIRH has a much broader lens than traditional civic engagement definitions, which are focused on GOTV (Get Out The Vote) and the electoral process. For NLIRH, civic engagement includes political and non-political processes — individual and collective actions to identify and address social issues — and is inclusive of all community members’ ability to participate in civic life, whether or not they can vote.
Gloria Montaño Greene
Board Treasurer & Board Secretary
James A. Ferg-Cadima
Vanessa N. Gonzalez
Florida LAN Field and Advocacy Manager
Florida Latina Advocacy Network Field Coordinator
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.