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Monday, April 13, 2015

Actor & Activist Diane Guerrero Announced as Special Guest for National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health 20th Anniversary Gala

Press Release
Washington
For NLIRH: loretta Kane, Camino Public Relations Phone: 917.410.7242 Email: lk@caminopr.org For Diane Guerrero: Josh Taylor 212.760.5500 josh@vamnation.com

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WASHINGTON, DC — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is thrilled to announce Diane Guerrero, actor and activist featured on "Orange is the New Black" and "Jane the Virgin," will give a special award at the organization’s 20th anniversary gala to DREAMers’ MOMS USA on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Washington D.C.

NLIRH celebrates 20 years as the leading voice for Latinas in the fight for reproductive justice. The gala ¡SOMOS PODEROSAS! Mobilizing our Communities for Salud, Dignidad y Justicia will honor the work of NLIRH and its allies to guarantee the fundamental human rights to reproductive health, dignity, and justice.

Guerrero’s own personal story about being a child of immigrant parents, and her activism is what brings her into the spotlight here. Her story is one that holds a stark mirror to the human costs of inaction around immigration reform and the very real experiences of Latinos across the country. She is pleased to bring attention to the brave immigrant women willing to come out of the shadows and fight for their families and justice with great dignity.

“We could not be more honored to have Diane come and present our Por la Dignidad award to DREAMers' MOMS USA. Diane’s personal connection to the fight for justice for immigrant women is a testament to her commitment and the importance of this issue,” said NLIRH Executive Director Jessica González-Rojas. “We are thrilled she can be part of our celebrating 20 years of lifting up the voices of the Latinas most affected in our communities.”

NLIRH uses policy change, culture shift, relationship building, and leadership development to advance a reproductive justice agenda informed by the priorities and experiences of communities. From the need for comprehensive immigration policy to health equity and human rights, NLIRH serves as an authentic voice for Latinas, finding ways to elevate their real-world concerns, stories, and voices.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to building Latina power to advance health, dignity, and justice for 26 million Latinas, their families, and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications.