Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Culture October 14, 2021
Hispanic Heritage Month is held every year to celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic folks and their cultures.
We want to take some time to highlight Latina women who have advocated for reproductive justice and served as important figures in the reproductive rights movement.
Dolores Huerta – As the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, and the co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, Dolores Huerta has been organizing and championing for women’s rights throughout her career. Huerta identifies herself as a feminist and advocates for a women’s right to an abortion and birth control.
America Ferrera – While America Ferrera is an award winning actress, she is also known for her activism. Ferrera has portrayed strong characters in movies like Real Women Have Curves and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She also was the opening speaker at the monumental Women’s March on Washington.
Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia – Congresswoman Garcia is the first Latina to ever represent the 29th congressional district. She has advocated for women in Texas by working to implement policy such as Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Global HER Act.
Lina Hidalgo – Judge Lina Hidalgo is the first Latina woman to be elected to Harris County Judge. She took office in 2019 and won an award by EMILY’s List, a fundraising group that supports political leaders who support abortion rights.