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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 Participants

Young Women United (YWU) invites Indigenous and Native women, femmes, and gender non-conforming people, ages 18 and over, to join us for an Art and Organizing Institute based in Albuquerque, NM. The institute will center the lived experience and expertise of participants on a wide range of pregnancy-related issues that…

2018 New Mexico Legislative Wrap Up

In the musical “Hamilton”, based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, there's a song describing wanting to be where the action is when laws are made. Like Aaron Burr's character singing “In The Room Where It Happens,” I was curious about the decision-making process in New Mexico’s legislative session beyond…

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…
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