WWAV Presents: Our Voice Our Time: Black Women’s Advocacy Day at the Capital

Our Voice Our Time: Black Women's Advocacy Day at the Capital On April 26, 2017, Women With a Vision, Inc. will undertake the amazing task of bringing together Black Women from across the state of Louisiana to Baton Rouge for an advocacy day focused on Black Women’s issues. Women With A Vision, Inc. (WWAV) is a New Orleans-based non-profit, founded in 1989 by a grassroots collective of … [Read more...]

Introducing: *Young* Women With A Vision, A Free Afterschool Program for Teen Black Girls!

Women With A Vision, Inc. (WWAV) is proud to announce the start of our "Young Women With A Vision" program! Young Women With A Vision (YWWAV) is WWAV’s new weekly afterschool program for highschool-aged Black girls in New Orleans (and those within that age range outside of traditional school systems). Recognizing a lack of programming that specifically explores the experiences of and promotes … [Read more...]

Join WWAV on Dec. 15th for an ACA Info Session!

Need health insurance for you or your family? The Affordable Care Act Open enrollment period is here! Come by Women With A Vision's office on Tuesday, December 15th and sign up for an Affordable Care Act health plan or have your questions answered from 5:30-7:30pm! A representative from the City of New Orleans Health Department will be on hand to help you navigate the marketplace, educate you … [Read more...]

This World AIDS Day 2015, Shine a Light on the Health of Black Women & Girls

December 1, 2015 - A national movement has swept the nation over the past two years calling for social change under the banner of #BlackLivesMatter. Women With A Vision, Inc. has stood with our partners locally and across the nation shining a light on the impact of state violence in marginalized communities. Through our own work we’ve shone a specific spotlight on the impact of state violence … [Read more...]

Register to Vote Today In Order To Vote in Nov. 21st General Election!

October 21st, 2015 is the last day to register to vote! Visit www.geauxvote.com for more information or to register /check your registration status! If you had already registered by September 23, 2015, you are able to vote in the 2015 gubernatorial primary happening this Saturday, October 24th. If you vote this Saturday, do so as early as you can and encourage others to ensure maximum … [Read more...]

Join WWAV on Sept. 14th for a Forum on Accessing Healthcare After Prison!

Please join Women With a Vision, Inc. and other organizations on Monday, September 14th from 6-8PM for a community forum on accessing health care after prison! Download Flyer … [Read more...]

Join WWAV this Sept. 12th for the People’s Agenda Conference!

Women With a Vision, Inc. is excited to be part of the POWER Coalition and part of hosting Saturday’s conference. WWAV will be facilitating panels on Criminalization, LGBTQ Rights, and Reproductive Justice. Come out and let your voice be heard! *** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2015 For more information: LaTanja Silvester 504-210-6659 Jacqueline Jones 504-491-1179 Nate Faulk … [Read more...]

TAKE THE POSITIVELY TRANS (T+) SURVEY!

TAKE THE POSITIVELY TRANS (T+) SURVEY! Are you a Transgender or Gender Non-conforming person living with HIV? Do you want to be entered for a chance to win a $50, $100 or $200 VISA gift card? Then take the Positively Trans (T+) survey today to make your story heard and for your chance to win! Positively Trans (T+) is a project of the Transgender Law Center and is based on the idea that we … [Read more...]

Save the Date! 4/1 “The House I Live In” Film Screening

Charlotte Street Films, Women With A Vision and the Host Committee for New Directions-New Orleans invite you to a screening of the award winning documentary, The House I Live In. When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Time: 6:30pm Cocktail and networking reception; 7:00pm film screening and panel discussion. Place: Ashe Cultural Arts Center - 1712 Oretha C Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA … [Read more...]

Join Us Saturday, March 28th for Women’s Wellness Day!

WWAV is excited to be part of this day for Women's Wellness. Stop through on Saturday, March 28th to talk with Rebecca Atkinson about building Health Relationships, and check out the other great workshops, activities and screening opportunities! … [Read more...]

February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today February 7, 2015 marks the 15th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative. It was founded in 1999 as a national response to the growing HIV and AIDS epidemic in African American communities. Today: - Get Educated about HIV and AIDS; - Get Involved in community prevention efforts; - Get Tested to know … [Read more...]

Stop by WWAV and Get Covered! ACA Enrollment Info Sessions & More!

On November 15th, the health insurance marketplace reopened, and open enrollment will continue through February 15th, 2015. The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an important step to affirming each person’s human right to health care and to ensuring our communities get the healthcare we need. This is important particularly for the marginalized communities that WWAV has worked with over the years … [Read more...]

BreakOUT! and WWAV Present: Real Sex Week!

Women With a Vision is excited to co-sponsor BreakOUT's monthly H.A.R.T. Program event this month, which will focus on celebrating and educating LGBTQ youth of color around sex and sexual health! Join BreakOUT! at their offices this week for conversation, coffee, cocoa, and good energy and games around sex! Each event centers around a different component at the intersection of sex and … [Read more...]

Join us for our December transgender women’s circle, Girls With a Pearl!

Don't miss out on our next Girls With a Pearl event this December 3rd from 4-6pm! Download the December flyer here! For this coming month, the group will be doing vision mapping. … [Read more...]

This November 4th, please vote!

Nov 4th, 2014 is ELECTION DAY across the country and here in Louisiana. In Orleans Parish, polls are open 6am-8pm. To locate your polling location, call 504.658.8300 or visit here. Louisiana voters have numerous decisions to make this election. November 4th, 2014 is an important election for Louisiana's United States Senator, Representatives to Congress, Civil and Criminal Court Judges, … [Read more...]

Photos from WWAV’s Clothesline Project with Xavier University!

Check out photos below from WWAV's Clotheline Project Collaboration with Xavier University for Domestic Violence Awareness Month! As we mentioned in our press release, The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a … [Read more...]

WWAV Partners with Xavier University in Clothesline Project for DV Month

Women With a Vision has partnered with Xavier University this October to celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Tuesday, October 21st, Women With a Vision's Gender-Based Violence Program Coordinator, Rebecca Atkinson, will be a speaker for a domestic violence seminar at Xavier University. As part of Xavier's Annual Wellness Week, the university is hosting the seminar (entitled "Taking a … [Read more...]

Deon Haywood Presents on “The State of Women’s Health in New Orleans” at Loyola

On October 16th, 2014, Women With a Vision’s Executive Director Deon Haywood will join the Loyola Society for Civic Engagement in a panel discussion entitled, “ The State of Women's Health Care in New Orleans: What Do Women Have & What Do Women Need?” Visit the Facebook for more info! When: Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location: Audubon Room at Loyola University, 6363 St … [Read more...]

The Silences We Share: A Conversation on Domestic Violence in the Black Community

Women With a Vision, Inc. is launching Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a community dialogue for the Black community. Intimate partner violence and child abuse stories have been filling the media this fall. But what does domestic violence look like, and how do we break the silence about it in the Black community? In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, WWAV is hosting a Black … [Read more...]

WWAV Launches Healthy Living Initiative, Provides Free Produce to Clients

At Women With a Vision, we understand the ways the multiple systems operating within our society work together to keep marginalized women and their families locked away from the resources they need to lead healthy, whole lives. We understand that it is a privilege for individuals to eat healthy and incorporate fresh produce within one's daily food intake. Traditionally, low-income communities, … [Read more...]