RJ Week of Action Campaign!

    Today Women With A Vision, Inc. (WWAV) kicks off our Reproductive Justice Week of Action Campaign. We are collaborating with local and national partners to center the lives and experiences of Black women in Louisiana.  We are highlighting the health needs, social issues, and policy concerns of our families and communities. Women With A Vision, Inc. is a New Orleans-based … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Join WWAV at “Dark and Stormy: A QTPOC & Friends Halloween Party”!

This Halloween night, join Women With a Vision, along with Wildseeds: The New Orleans Octavia Butler Emergent Strategy Collective, BBQ NOLA (Black Brown Queer New Orleans), and BreakOUT for a QTPOC & Friends Halloween Dance Party and Fundraiser! For just $5-$10 suggested donation, come get your Halloween partying on starting at 9:00pm! What is this exactly? A Halloween night dance party for … [Read more...]

Join us for our October Girls With a Pearl!

Don't miss out on our next Girls With a Pearl event this October 15th from 4-6pm! Download the October Flyer here (pdf)! … [Read more...]

WWAV Hosts Visioning Salon in City Park!

This fall, come play your way to a happy, thriving life of realizing your dreams. On Sunday, October 12th, 2014 from 2-5PM at the Great Lawn in City Park, WWAV will host its first visioning salon of 2014! We will hold a sacred space that will allow community members to create and tap into their inner visionaries, to discover their visions, or to vision board a conversation with the Divine that … [Read more...]

WWAV Outreach Workers Prepare for Launch of Transgender Women Circles

Wendi Cooper, Women With a Vision's Community Navigator, has been preparing for the launch of WWAV's "Girls With a Pearl" series, doing outreach in the French Quarter and across the city to inform transgender women about the new program. Girls With a Pearl is a social mixer and safe space for transgender women, combining conversation, dinner, and story sharing to talk about being healthy in … [Read more...]

WWAV to Host Social Mixer and Story Circle for Transgender Women, Part of New Emerge Project!

Announcing: GIRLS WITH A PEARL Girls With a Pearl is a bimonthly social mixer and safe space for transgender women. Join WWAV for conversation, dinner, and story sharing as we mix it up to talk about how to be healthy in our relationships. Why Girls With a Pearl? "The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls occur. The finest quality natural pearls have been … [Read more...]

WWAV’s Holiday Program Highlights Growing Community Needs

This past holiday season WWAV continued our twenty-year tradition of providing holiday gifts and dinners for residents in our community. In the process of meeting with families over the holidays, we heard stories that highlighted so many of the issues we tackle in our advocacy – the issues of food access, transportation access, and the lack of health and supportive services for low-income … [Read more...]

WWAV Executive Director Speaks at Tulane’s Audre Lorde Week

Women With a Vision's Deon Haywood will be speaking at Tulane University's second annual Audre Lorde Week. The week is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to come together to develop tools for using human difference as a springboard for creative change. According to the organizers, the experiences planned for the week combine critical analysis and love, lyricism … [Read more...]

Deon Haywood: Winnovating Intersectional HIV/AIDS Activism

On December 23rd, WWAV's Executive Director, Deon Haywood, was featured on Winnovating (Women Innovating) for her intersectional HIV/AIDS activism.  Mwende Katwiwa of the Winnovating team interviewed Deon as part of their summer drive to profile "Winnovators whose causes readers can support in the spirit of the holidays."  All donations up to $5000 will be matched until December 31st, 2013 as part … [Read more...]

Timothy Craft Joins the WWAV Team as our Community Organizing Intern

For the 2013-2014 academic year, WWAV is thrilled to have Timothy Craft from Tulane University's School of Social Work joining our team.  As our community organizing intern, Tim will be furthering WWAV's ongoing commitment to challenge criminalization by supporting the communities most affected in working together to realize the harm reduction and drug policy changes that they feel will promote … [Read more...]

Catherine Haywood, WWAV’s Co-Founder and Community Health Coordinator

In 1991, Catherine Haywood co-founded Women With A Vision, Inc. Now, more than two decades later, she remains our core community engagement liaison – building, maintaining and deepening WWAV's relationships with community health and wellness organizations across the city as a critical part of our mission to improve the lives of marginalized women, their families, and communities. A native of … [Read more...]

Wendi Cooper is the Community Navigator for WWAV’s New Domestic Violence Program!

This Fall, WWAV announced that we will be launching a new program on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking for African American women and LBTQ women in New Orleans, with the support of the Office on Violence Against Women. We are THRILLED to announce that WWAV's longtime volunteer and family member, Wendi Cooper, will be joining the program team as our Community … [Read more...]

WWAV Hosts First Volunteer Training Since the Storm

In November, WWAV hosted its first volunteer training since Hurricane Katrina, welcoming a boisterous group of potential volunteers to our temporary office space in the Art Egg building on Broad Street. Potential volunteers had an opportunity to hear about the current work WWAV has been doing, and to find out ways they can apply their skills and interests to help support WWAV's vision and work … [Read more...]

Ashley Bernal Joins WWAV as our NEW Domestic Violence Program Coordinator!

This Fall, WWAV announced that we will be launching a new program on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking for African American women and LBTQ women in New Orleans, with the support of the Office on Violence Against Women.  We are now THRILLED to introduce you to the program coordinator, Ms. Ashley M. Bernal, MA. Ashley is a life-long resident of New Orleans. She has … [Read more...]

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. The talk back session features Dr. Kim Chandler, Xavier University, Deon Haywood, Women With A Vision, S. Mandisa Moore, New Orleans Women's Health and … [Read more...]

“Hot Safety Tips for Working Adults”

Since our founding, WWAV's work to address the structural environment of HIV vulnerability in New Orleans has taken us to the streets.  For twenty-two years, we've worked alongside women in New Orleans' street-based economies, strategizing with them on the everyday and long-term strategies for promoting their health and wellbeing. We're excited to share some of the "Hot Safety Tips for Working … [Read more...]

September 8-11 the USCA is Coming to New Orleans!

On September 8th through the 11th, the annual United States Conference on AIDS is coming to New Orleans, and WWAV is thrilled to be a part.  You can find us at the conference on Monday, September 9th at the "Symposium on HIV/AIDS and Employment: Maximizing Existing Systems of Resources as a Social Determinants of Health Intervention."  And later that night, don't forget to swing by the "No Pants, … [Read more...]

WWAV Takes It to the Streets for International Overdose Awareness Day!

Saturday, August 31, 2013 was International Overdose Awareness Day, and Women With A Vision was out in force -- tabling under the Claiborne Avenue overpass at Claiborne and Esplanade Avenues to raise awareness about the reality of overdoses in New Orleans and across the nation. We had education materials on overdose and harm reduction, and were collecting stories to support the passage of Good … [Read more...]