WWAV IS FUNDRAISING TO CREATE A LENDING LIBRARY!
Much of Women With A Vision, Inc.’s work is about creating a space for those most impacted by harmful policies to tell their stories and to speak their own truths. WWAV works at the intersections, striving to understand the inner-workings of institutional racism — how white supremacy, classism, hetero-patriarchy, cis-sexism, homophobia, and transphobia link together to prevent marginalized women and their communities from accessing services. WWAV works to bring poor women, Black women, Southern women, and queer women’s everyday struggles into national movements for reproductive justice, decarceration, drug policy reform, economic justice, and LGBTQ rights.
In 2013, we developed our first Black Feminist Reading list for staff, volunteers, and clients to garner some understanding of the intersectional nature of our work. In 2016 we will host a physical lending library at our office, containing many of those books from our recommended reading list. This library will be a resource to our community for anyone wanting to delve more deeply into the issues we work on as a small, Deep South-based grassroots community organization.
The concepts, theoretical frameworks, and stories found in many of the books we use to guide our work offer an important lens in understanding how WWAV sees culturally-specific approaches to healing, violence against women, and reproductive rights for LGBTQ communities, Black women, low-income women, and women of color in a city like New Orleans.
Please join us in fundraising this holiday season to build our lending library! We are raising $1000 through December 31st, 2015 to purchase 50 books for our library. Click on our Go Fund Me here!
You can see a list of some of the books we will be purchasing here on our Amazon Wish List!