The Green Wave Movement: Lessons from Latin America on Expanding Abortion Access

Join Instituto, Arizona List, and other partners for a hybrid event highlighting and learning about how the Green Wave Movement achieved success across Latin America with expanding abortion access. We will be joined by incredible panelists, Senator Anna Hernandez, Elida Caballero Cabrera from the Women’s Equality Center and Karla Gonzalez from Amnesty International. This is for community members interested and organizations and organizers who are fired up and ready to work this year in AZ. Dinner will be provided, and Spanish interpretation will be available to folks in person.
Wednesday, April 24th 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location provided upon registration.

Anna is the current State Senator from Legislative District 24 and is a Phoenix native who advocates for police accountability and community investment. Her advocacy began after her brother was killed by the Phoenix Police Department in 2019. Anna is committed to fighting for fully funded education, quality jobs, affordable housing, and resources for mental health and substance use. In her time in the Senate, she has started to help end police violence, expand housing reform, support our unsheltered residents, and survive climate change.

Elida works on advancing reproductive rights in Latin America through political, communications, and advocacy strategies, especially in El Salvador, Honduras, Chile and Mexico. Prior to WEC, she worked as Senior Advocacy Adviser for LAC at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Elida also has diplomatic experience and has worked in international organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Mission of Panama to the Organization of American States. She is a lawyer.

Karla Gonzales Garcia, an immigrant Latina from Iquitos, Peru, is a passionate social justice advocate and activist. Karla has worked on the intersections of immigrant rights, economic justice, and reproductive justice. She has over 20 years of experienced on outreach, engagement, and grassroots organizing, advocacy for and with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, education and advocacy for sexual and reproductive health, and advancing reproductive justice policy in Colorado. She holds a Master’s degree in Ethnic Studies with certification in Women and Gender Studies, and currently serves as the Gender, Sexuality and Identity Director at AIUSA. Karla spends her free time in nature, hiking the beautiful mountains in Colorado with her puppy, Inti (who you might meet in zoom meetings), a practice that supports her wellbeing, helps her to stay grounded, and brings her closer to the rhythms of life.

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