New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice (NVP) was founded by La’Tasha D. Mayes, Bekezela Mguni, Lois “Toni” McClendon and Maria Nicole Smith on March 16, 2004 to mobilize women of color in Southwestern PA to attend the March for Women’s Lives in Washington, DC. A decade later, New Voices Pittsburgh has served 10,000+ women of color through movement-building for Reproductive Justice.
OUR MISSION AND VISION
Our mission is to build a social change movement dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through leadership development, Human Rights and Reproductive Justice. Our vision is to achieve the health and complete well-being of Black women and girls, our families and communities.
WHO WE ARE
New Voices Pittsburgh is a grassroots Human Rights organization for women of color, led by women of color and about women of color. We utilize the Reproductive Justice framework as an innovative strategy to specifically engage Black women and girls in community organizing for lasting social change. New Voices Pittsburgh is a groundbreaking organization, using a Human Rights and Reproductive Justice framework to organize and build a local movement with Black women, Black girls and allies in the Greater Pittsburgh Region. New Voices Pittsburgh is deeply committed to elevating the powerful voices of Black women and girls on Human Rights, reproductive oppression and the totality of our lived experience.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
New Voices Pittsburgh promotes the complete health and well-being of Black women and girls in the Greater Pittsburgh Region. Our definition includes eight dimensions of health: physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, political, economic/financial, environmental and social.