Building with Young Women United in New Mexico

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

By Amanda Wake, Youth Organizer

YWU Program Coordinator, Micaela Cadena
Last week I had a blast working with the incredible women of Young Women United in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They work with young women of color and run powerful campaigns on anti-violence against women and comprehensive sexuality education.

Moira Bowman and I had the opportunity to run a Forward Stance training for their staff and their members. We also collected their stories on what makes their families strong. Here is one powerful story we collected:

September 27, 2010

"My name is Avicra and I’m from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

My family includes my brother, my father and I. My family is strong because we have survived my mother’s incarceration. My family needs free counseling and referrals/access to drug rehab facilities as well as national policy education on treatment instead of incarceration possibilities."

Young Women United!

Writing their Strong Families Stories