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Announcement :: Education : Gender : Human Rights : International : Politics : Social Welfare
Abortion Funding and Social Justice: A Perspective from Mexico
10 Nov 2009
Modified: 01:35:39 PM
Mexican activist to make speaking tour stop in Boston on Wed. 11/11
"Abortion Funding and Social Justice: A Perspective from Mexico"

Wednesday, Nov 11 @ 6:30 pm
87 Seaverns Ave, in Capen Hall of Hope Church
Jamaica Plain (Boston, MA)
See map and invite here:

BOSTON: You're invited to meet Eugenia Lopez, Mexican abortion activist!

Please join The National Network of Abortion Funds, the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, Hope Fund, Our Bodies Ourselves, and Ipas for a special event with Eugenia López Uribe, a Mexican activist and coordinator of the MARIA Abortion Fund for Social Justice.

Ms. López is on a speaking tour of the U.S. from Mexico, where she advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people.

In her work with the MARIA Fund, she helps Mexican women access safe, legal abortion and defends the right to abortion in Mexico City. Ms. López will talk about the liberalization of the abortion law in Mexico City and the critical role of funding for women to exercise their right to abortion.

Wednesday, November 11 at 6:30 pm
87 Seaverns Ave, in Capen Hall of Hope Church
(in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood)
Boston, MA

Refreshments will be served!

For more information, please contact: Kim at info AT or 617-524-6040

The Hope Church is just 2 blocks from the Green St. (Orange Line) T Station
And near bus routes 35, 38, 39, 41, 192 (Centre St. at Seaverns Ave)
Parking available on the street and in the church lot

Eugenia’s Bio:
Eugenia López Uribe, MA, is a Mexican national with 15 years experience advocating for young people and women’s sexual and reproductive education, health and rights. She has worked with international agencies, government institutions and non-governmental organizations, including UNFPA, Partners in Population and Development, the Japanese Organization of International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP), Programa IMSS-Oportunidades (Ministry of Health), the Mexican Foundation for Family Planning (MEXFAM), Population Council, Ipas México, and the Simone de Beauvoir Leadership Institute. She has developed educational materials and coordinated national training strategies and international meetings for a wide range of stakeholders.

Ms Lopez is a founding member of DECIDIR, a group of young activists working to increase access to abortion as part of sexual rights and citizenship and coordinates the MARIA Abortion Fund for Social Justice, which was created to help Mexican women outside of Mexico City to come to the capital for a safe and legal abortion and to defend the right to legal abortion in Mexico. In 2007, Ms. Lopez helped create the local-global alliance, the Alliance for Gender Justice at AIDS 2008, which successfully ensured the full participation of women, especially women with HIV, during the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. She is currently Executive Coordinator of Balance Promoción para el Desarrollo y Juventu, an organization that served as the hub for organizing the Women’s Networking Zone at the International AIDS Conference.

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