California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
Rocio L. Córdoba is Co-Founder and Executive Director of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ). She has served as a reproductive justice, gender equity and civil rights attorney and advocate on the national, state and local levels for over 18 years. Rocio was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to serve on the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women, where she was elected Vice-President for two terms. Rocio served two terms as President of the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom (CCRF) and continues to serve on CCRF’s Executive Committee, where she has sought to promote the advancement of a Reproductive Justice framework and inclusion of communities of color in its membership, advocacy and policy priorities. She is a Founding Team member of EMERJ (Expanding the Movement for Empowerment and Reproductive Justice) and serves on the national SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective’s Management Circle, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Policy Advisory Committee, CSULA’s Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities Advisory Board, the Fresno Regional Foundation Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative Advisory Committee, and served as a Mentor to the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute, among other leadership positions.
Separate and Uninformed: Discrimination Against Pregnant and Young Latina Mothers in California Schools
A new report by California Latinas for Reproductive Justice reveals that pregnant and parenting young Latinas face systemic discrimination in educational institutions and lack social supports in their communities.