By Jenny Horn
The ERA Coalition, an organization led by women of color, represents millions of people and nearly 250 allied organizations whose common mission is to see the Equal Rights Amendment ratified and implemented within the United States Constitution. As we continue our fight towards the constitutional protections of those on the account of sex, many new companies, businesses, individuals, and organizations have followed suit and joined forces to become members alongside the ERA Coalition. As a show of our gratitude and continued support, we would like to take a moment to spotlight our newest members this month.
In March of 2022:
- Gyrl Wonder Inc.
- Arizona Theater Matters
- National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Prince William County (NCBW-PWCC)
- Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee of Worcester County, Maryland
- Indiana NOW
- Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women
- Latin American Studies Association
- Northern American Indian Center of Boston
- Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County, Maryland
- National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Thank you so much to all of our new partners for their essential support in pursuit of the continued ratification and implementation of the Equal Rights Amendment within the United States Constitution. This month’s member highlights include Gyrl Wonder Inc., the Latin American Studies Association, and the Northern American Indian Center of Boston!
Gyrl Wonder Inc.
Gyrl Wonder Inc. is a professional pipeline initiative giving rise to ambitious women of color between the ages of 17 – 23. Their mission is to empower through social impact and career development while producing incredible and quality talent who are ready to take their careers to the next level. Gyrl Wonder Inc. serves as an incredible asset to businesses looking to diversify their entry-level talent pool as their programs equip young women with the tools necessary to become the leaders of tomorrow. Through their programming, community service, mentorship, and flagship initiative, the Gyrl Wonder Leadership Academy, they introduce young girls to purposeful exploration that is aligned with their passions and skillsets. Gyrl Wonder Inc. partnered this month with the ERA Coalition to work in an intersectional manner to best ensure safe and equal futures for current and coming generations through the implementation of the Equal Rights Amendment within the U.S. Constitution, focusing on the ERA’s sure positive impact on the livelihood of young girls across the country.
Latin American Studies Association
The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA’s mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate. The Association advances the Latin Americanist community in numerous other ways – it provides access to the Latin American Research Review, the premier U.S.-based journal in Latin American studies; it publishes the LASA Forum, a quarterly newsletter; it alerts members to professional opportunities; it recognizes scholarly achievement and it represents Latin Americanists’ interests and views before the U.S. government and at times to governments elsewhere. LASA is partnering today with the ERA Coalition to finally ensure, explicitly, the rights of all Latin American women in the United States as bound by the U.S. Constitution through the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Northern American Indian Center of Boston
The Northern American Indian Center of Boston, NAICOB, was originally established in 1969 as the Boston Indian Council when it served as the hub of social and civil rights activities for the American Indian community in Boston. The center was later organized as the North American Indian Center of Boston, a non-profit organization, in 1991. Since then, the center has provided cultural, social, educational, and professional related services to the New England Native American* community for 50 years. As the oldest urban Indian center in Massachusetts, NAICOB’s mission is to empower the Native American community with the goal of improving the quality of life of Indigenous peoples. The Northern American Indian Center of Boston has partnered with the ERA Coalition this month to help fuel the momentum needed to finally publish and implement the Equal Rights Amendment within the U.S. Constitution, helping countless women within the Native American community fulfill their pursuit of equality and happiness.