COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

Latina Institute’s COVID Response and Considerations

 

Dear partners:

Here, at National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments across the country, particularly in the states where our staff are located. It is clear that we are in a national crisis. In response to the increasing call for social distancing and other precautionary measures related to preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Latina Institute is operating 100% remotely, through at least Friday, April 17. All work-related travel, meetings, trainings, conferences, gatherings, or convenings will cease and/or be held virtually when possible, or postponed/cancelled. We anticipate some disruption to our day-to-day organizing activities as we work to transition our state teams to full remote teams and provide the technological support required for this shift.

As part of the Reproductive Justice Movement, we have been at the forefront of naming how broken our healthcare system is and the inherent inaccessibility due to racism, sexism, transphobia, xenophobia, income, ability, im/migration status, among others. COVID-19 brings to light the limitations of our healthcare systems that our communities already experience first-hand.  We know that things may get worse before they get better.  Giving our staff and activists the time to care for themselves and their families is of the upmost importance, as well as continuing to fight for the social supports that will keep our communities safe and healthy.

We are grateful to be united with our partners, and we look forward to our continued work together.

En Justicia