Forward Together at 25: #BuildingPower Nationwide

September 17, 2014

During our 25th anniversary celebration, we focused on the importance of building power so all families can thrive. We know that Forward Together would not be sustainable without the work and support of colleagues from around the country to push for the policy changes and culture shift we need to...

Forward Together at 25: The Power of Reproductive Justice

September 15, 2014

The following post is part of our 25th anniversary blog series, and is written by Eveline Shen, Executive Director of Forward Together. When I first came to Forward Together, then Asians and Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health, I stepped into our 600 square foot office in Oakland's...

Forward Together at 25: Black-Asian Collaboration and Interracial Solidarity

September 12, 2014

This post is part of our 25th Anniversary blog series and is written by Echoing Ida's Cynthia R. Greenlee.When I first joined the black women's writing collective Echoing Ida, I wondered why an organization such as Forward Together (which started as Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice) would...

November 21st, 2014

#EchoingIda writer Elizabeth Dawes Gay attending #FacingRace14 and wrote about it in Ebony
"It’s no secret that media portrayals of Black women and men perpetuate negative and harmful stereotypes. But, as activist and #EchoingIda writer Jasmine Burnett points out, the media is also guilty of ignoring Black people when they are most in need of attention. Burnett notes that media are more likely to cover stories of violence perpetrated by Black people than stories of violence perpetrated against Black people. For example, the majority of media coverage of missing persons cases feature White women although Black people account for 40% of all missing persons cases."

Read more at EBONY

'Facing Race' and Moving Towards a Better World
This week, many were disheartened to hear of the killing of 37-year old Tanesha Anderson, a Black woman who suffered from bipolar disorder and was fatally slammed into the ground by police when her family…

November 21st, 2014

Here's what President Obama's #immigrationaction looks like.

Obama’s huge new immigration plan, explained
Obama's executive actions will protect about 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation

November 20th, 2014

"This is not normal. This is not supposed to happen. Don't get used to violence." Trans women of color face disproportionate violence and criminalization. Three women share their stories: #fightfortranslives #TDOR2014 (via GLAAD and The Advocate magazine)

WATCH: Yes, Trans Women Are Harassed Daily
Even for those who survive, antitrans harassment is a harrowing daily occurrence for many transgender people, especially trans women of color.

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