BWWAP was founded in 2017, in the wake of President Trump’s election. The Action Project’s affiliated 501(C)3organization, Black Women for Wellness, has been a pillar of the Los Angeles community for years. But after 2016, it was clear that this is an urgent need to invest further in advocacy efforts to protect and expand reproductive rights and justice for Black women
BWWAP’s work spans a range of issues, reflecting our commitment to Reproductive Justice. Whether we are working to make beauty products safer for women and babies or advancing environmental protections that impact neighborhoods where Black women live, or rooting out racial bias in our employment or healthcare sectors, we are consistently advocating for the health and rights of Black women and their families.
“The human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. It is about protecting reproductive rights—which are continually under attack by the Trump administration—but it is also about recognizing and tackling the many intersectional issues that impact Black women’s health and family choices.or service as the ultimate solution to these problems.” (Sistersong definition)