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Indigenous Art and Organizing In the summer of 2018, Young Women United (YWU) brought together eleven Indigenous women and femmes and two Indigenous New Mexico-based artists, Nani Chacon and Rose B. Simpson, for an Art and Organizing Institute in Albuquerque, NM. YWU sought participants who were open and willing to…

Call for Artists: Art & Organizing Institute in Mesilla Valley with Young Women United

Project scope: Young Women United  is seeking visual artists and artists of diverse mediums to be part of our upcoming Art and Organizing Institute in the Mesilla Valley. We are looking for artists who can listen to and learn from institute participants about their experiences with pregnancy-related care (fertility, miscarriage,…

Dismantling Teen Pregnancy Prevention

  Young Women United (YWU) defines “Teen Pregnancy Prevention” as an articulated strategy or  campaign designed to keep young people from becoming parents as teenagers, of which the underlying premise is that teen pregnancy is inherently something that needs to be prevented. YWU understands teen pregnancy prevention to be inaccurate…

#1stSacredFood My Journey Reconnecting to Community and Building Breastfeeding in Native Communities

  #1stSacredFood My Journey Reconnecting to Community and Building Breastfeeding in Native Communities As a mother who breastfed her babies I was very excited to be a part of the Native Breastfeeding Twitter Chat during the 2015 Gathering Of Nations Powwow, where we live tweeted from  the breastfeeding tent. Coming…

Family Pride Picnic 2014

Let's celebrate Pride together! Families are built by love and created and defined for themselves.FREE, family and kid friendly event. All ages welcome!Bring your own picnic and/or food trucks will be invited to sell.  We invite our communities to enjoy the festivities including: Live music by Nosotros, Mala Maña, & L@sOtr@s…