Planned Parenthood fights to ensure that all people have access to high-quality and affordable health care, regardless of race, income, geography, immigration status or gender identity — no matter what. That is why Planned Parenthood Illinois Action’s Raíz Program is committed to breaking down barriers in health care access within the Latinx community.
The Raíz Program is about more than just health. It’s about justice, knowledge, and power.
Are you ready to make a difference in your community? Join us to advocate for the Latinx community at the local, state and federal level and help elect Latinx folx to public office!
By Latinxs, For Latinxs
Illinois’ Raíz Program works to build sustainable, community organizing teams in mutual partnership with Latinx communities.
“Latinx” is a gender-inclusive and non-binary term used to describe the people Raíz serves. Raíz aims to build power among everyone in the Latinx community, regardless of gender.
Our Raíz supporters are from the communities they serve. They have first-hand knowledge of the issues impacting Latinxs and how to find solutions.
Raíz’s is statewide, organizing in communities across Illinois. We are working to build out a strong network of Latinx supporters from across the state.
Click here to read blog posts from the Raíz Program.
In 2018, Planned Parenthood Illinois Action recognized a need for more support services for the Latinx community. There were many established groups working with the Latinx population, but they were primarily centered in the City of Chicago, with very few dedicated to serving the growing Latinx population in the Western suburbs. That is why the Raíz Program was founded in Aurora, to help serve and empower the ever-growing Latinx community in the area.
Recognizing similar needs in the south suburbs, PPIA’s Raíz Program will soon be expanding into Chicago’s southland, as well.
- Ready to take action? Join the Raíz Program now.
Join us for Lunch on April 21!
We know the Latinx community often faces barriers to health care, including issues of language, stigma, discrimination, and lack of access to education - and our Raíz program aims to break down these barriers as a community.
On April 21, we will adress these important issues over lunch! This interactive event provides folks with a safe place to voice concerns and have their unique experiences validated. Snacks will be provided.
The Raíz Program is dedicated to making an impact in the Latinx community.
Advocate for quality and affordable health care for undocumented immigrants.
Working with groups like Healthy Illinois, we are organizing to ensure that undocumented immigrants can access needed health care.
Dismantle the taboo and shame around reproductive health in Latinx communities.
We are committed to breaking down stigmas around menstual health, birth control, and abortion by hosting pláticas and working within the communities we serve.
Advocate for immigrant communities to live safely and be free.
We work with partner organizations to advocate for progressive policies at the state level, including the right for communities to be free of ICE.
Address anti-Blackness in the Latinx community.
We are dedicated to confronting the racism that exists in the Latinx community.