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Monday, March 15 at 12 – 1 pm
We are bringing together all the members of our Alliance for the first meeting in 2021. We will have two extraordinary and powerful speakers who will delve into the topics of Reproductive Health and Reproductive Justice, with a special focus on Texas and the City of Dallas.
- Marsha Jones, Co-Founder and CEO of The Afiya Center. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is graduate of the Black AIDS Institute’s African American HIV University (Science and Community Mobilizing Fellowship Program) and Tyndale Theology School. Marsha serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Equal Access Fund and is a member of the following national women-focused initiatives to advance gender and racial equity and eliminate health disparities: 30 for 30 (Steering Member), Texas Black Women Initiative Dallas Team (Co-chair), US Women Working Group on PrEP, National Women AIDS Coalition (Steering Member) and Rockwood Fellowship for Racial & Gender Justice Leaders in the HIV/AIDS Movement (Fellow). Marsha’s life commitment is to positively transform the lives of women and girls via leadership development and activism. Marsha challenges harmful systemic and political constructs to advance the economic, health, and safety of women and girls.
- Ileana Cruz, Assistant Program Director at Ntarupt. As a Dallas Native, she knew she always wanted to give back to the communities she grew up in. Ileana studied neuroscience and psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas where spent time researching the underlying mechanism of pain. Ileana has worked as an educator for 4 years serving Spanish speaking families, teens and youth serving professionals. She hopes to combine her love of research and activism to empower students and families to advocate for themselves and their health.
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