Desert Star Institute for Family Planning

NIRH supported the newly formed Empower Alliance for Reproductive Justice to build capacity for community organizers and activists to engage in the legislative process and make information about reproductive justice issues more accessible to communities. Empower Alliance, led by Desert Star Family Planning Institute, included Arizona Birthworkers of Color (AZBOC), Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro (BLM PHX), and the Rooted Doula Collective (RDC), centered the belief that people have the right to bear children, or not, and to parent the children they have in sustainable communities free from violence. They supported the introduction of two proactive bills in Arizona and became more involved, and led, the broader reproductive rights coalition in Arizona, building power through amplifying and uplifting Black leadership.