Vibrant Woman/Mama Sana Project and its co-founder, Paula Rojas, have been chosen to receive the 2014 People’s Friend Award
Posted: April 3, 2014
Graffiti artist Toofly participated in Rethinking Power & Resistance Conference (October 2012). She created this live art at the closing event that was also a benefit for Mamas of Color Rising.
We envisioned what it would be like to become pregnant in a more just and loving world where we all have autonomy and are treated with dignity.
The Vibrant Woman/Mama Sana Project and its co-founder, Paula Rojas, have been chosen to receive the 2014 People’s Friend Award. This honor is given by the Texas Observer, the state’s leading progressive publication. The award is given to one “tyrant’s foe” each year “who speak truth to power and fight the good fight on behalf of their fellow Texans." Paula, along with her fellow Vibrant Woman/Mama Sana Collective members, will receive the award at the annual Rabble Rouser Round-Up & Fat Cat Schmoozefest tonight, February 21, at the White Horse Saloon in Austin.
This is not simply an honor for Paula, but a reflection of the important work that Mamas of Color Rising and the Vibrant Woman/Mama Sana project have accomplished. The award underscores the importance of equitable maternal care for women of color. Additionally, thanks to all of those who voted for Paula on the Texas Observer website!
To learn more about the project: http://www.texasobserver.org/tyrants-foe-caring-pregnant-women-color/
Mamas of Color Rising (MCR) is a grassroots organization of women of color working collectively to address social justice issues affecting mothers and children in Austin.
In 2012, CWGS sponsored the Rethinking Power & Resistance Conference, for which Vibrant Woman/Mama Sana was a partner – through Mamas of Color Rising. Paula Rojas was a co-organizer of the conference. More on this conference: