SISTERS IN CONTROL:
Sisters in Control Programs
- Black Maternal and Infant Health
- Get Smart B4 U Get Sexy
- Grown and Sexy
- Rites of Passage
Sisters in Control Events
rites of passage
The Rites of Passage (ROP) program is an 8-week program for Black high school girls, ages 14-19, in South Los Angeles. The 2023 ROP program (March 13th-May 6th) takes girls on a journey of education, reflection and self empowerment.
black maternal and infant health
The Black Maternal and Infant Health program uses policy and program development to bring attention to the shockingly high rate of Black maternal and infant mortality in Los Angeles County. We fight for systemic changes that recognize how racism affects health outcomes so that Black mothers and babies are able to thrive.
Black Women for Wellness and Black Women for Wellness Action Project Express Outrage About the Untimely Death of April Valentine.
- Know your rights: Human rights for pregnant people
get smart b4U get sexy
Get Smart B4U Get Sexy (GS B4U GS) supports peer advocates shifting attitudes on sex and sexuality through comprehensive sex and sexuality education, promoting smart as sexy and making sex smart. This is done through a primary focus on assisting youth in the development of self-esteem, self-efficacy, and an increased understanding of overall sexual health.
grown and sexy
Grown and Sexy is a sexual health and education program for women over 40. Events are held every 3rd Friday of the month.
“Blaming Black mothers, then, is a way of subjugating the Black race as a whole. At the same time, devaluing motherhood is particularly damaging to Black women … regulating Black women’s reproductive decisions has been a central aspect of racial oppression in America.”
– Dorothy Roberts, Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty