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We are proud to stand in solidarity in the fight to protect the bodies, rights, and futures of the Black community — alongside heroic Black women who have been leading the charge for so long. We pledge to own our past and grow in partnership with you to fight for the health and freedom of Black people.

To celebrate Black History Month during a global pandemic, we took to the internet. In case you’ve missed any of our Black History Month content, you can check it out here:

Did you know PPPA has a Black Organizing Program? Planned Parenthood’s national Black Organizing Program (BOP) launched with a vision to develop a strong, integrated volunteer infrastructure among Black communities to provide resources for empowerment in the fight for reproductive freedom.

With Planned Parenthood’s BOP program now having a home here in Pennsylvania as of 2020, you can help harness our collective power to win this fight. If you identify as a member of the Black community, or just want to learn more about the program, please take the BOP survey.

PPPA was a sponsor organization for the Alliance for Police Accountability’s (APA-PGH) initiatives to ban no-knock warrants (known as Breonna Law) and ban solitary confinement in Allegheny County. We know the work to defend Black Lives continues on, and we are committed to partnering with Black-led organizations like APA to work towards a collective vision of freedom and justice for Black people in Pennsylvania and beyond.

In mid-February, APA-PGH received enough signatures to get these initiatives on the ballot!

To learn more about APA-PGH, visit their website or follow them on Instagram.

Carol and Alexis, the Raiz Organizers at PPPA, celebrated Black History Month by hosting an Instagram Live Cafecito discussion about the history, accomplishments, and struggles of Afro-Latinx folks in the United States and all over the world. You can watch the recording on PPPA’s Instagram page.

Raiz Instagram Live Cafecitos happen every third Thursday of the month! Make sure you follow us on Instagram to catch the next one!

While Black History Month is coming to an end, PPPA is committed to fighting for the Black community year-round. We envision a world where Black people have reproductive freedom — freedom to choose their own path to parenthood and access to the highest standard of reproductive healthcare.

Tags: Black History Month, Raiz, Pittsburgh, Black Organizing Program

Image description: PPPA volunteers canvassing with APA-PGH for petition signatures during Black History Month.