Guest post from This guest post is from Cinthya Amanecer Velasco Botello with an introduction by Ellen Gattozi. It’s part of our partnership with the 2010 From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building a Movement for Reproductive Freedom Conference–happening this weekend! Jos and Miriam are headed there today and will be blogging from the conference beginning Friday evening.
Cinthya Amanecer Velasco Botello is a social anthropologist at the National School of Anthropology and History specializing in gender and politics. From age 11, Cinthya was part of the Christian youth movement where she worked in the area of young women’s empowerment, and she is currently collaborating with Elige, where she is responsible for overseeing the process of legislation on abortion in Mexico. She is also a member of LG, a group which seeks to promote worthy recreational spaces for young lesbians.
Cinthya will be speaking at the CLPP conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, this April on youth organizing in Latina/o communities, abortion access and reproductive rights internationally, and youth rights. Here’s a bit about Elige and their approach to working for reproductive and sexual rights for youth!