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...

October 21st, 2014

Must read article via The Nation Magazine about the important role of Black women voters featuring our Strong Families partner, Mothering Justice. #GOTV


Why Black Women Are the Voting Bloc to Watch in the Midterms
www.thenation.com
It may be tough to get voters enthused about midterm elections, but organizers working to get black women to the polls are determined.

October 20th, 2014

"The way the media represents teenage pregnancy and parenting has real-life consequences and effects on teen families, including depression and poverty because of lack of support from society. By moving away from these stereotypes, and featuring more positive story lines and outcomes, people in the media can make it easier on teens to create thriving families." #EchoingIda writer Gloria Malone via RH Reality Check http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2014/10/20/wheres-16-parenting-ok-reality-show/


Where’s the '16, Parenting, and OK' Reality Show?
rhrealitycheck.org
The media’s bad job of reporting on teenage pregnancy and parenting has real-life consequences and effects on teenage families, including depression and generational poverty. By removing these stereotypes, and changing to more positive story lines and outcomes, people in the media can make it easier…

October 20th, 2014


4 Pieces Of Good News About Ebola That Have Gotten Lost In The Hysteria
thinkprogress.org
It's not all doom and gloom.

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