Sun, Nov 13|
Planned Parenthood South Texas RGV Brunch with Paola Ramos
Time & Location
Nov 13, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST
Brownsville, Brownsville, TX, USA
About the Event
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We have long wanted to host a speaker event in the Rio Grande Valley, bringing friends of Planned Parenthood and social justice warriors together with thought leaders who can shed new light on the issues we care so deeply about. We are therefore delighted to announce that on November 13 Paola Ramos, the Emmy award-winning journalist and author of “Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity,” will be the keynote speaker at our very first Planned Parenthood South Texas Annual Brunch in Brownsville.
Ms. Ramos is an intellectual heavyweight. She’s a contributor to MSNBC, Telemundo and VICE, and a host of VICE News. She served as Deputy Director of Hispanic Media for the Hilary Clinton campaign and was a political appointee in the Obama administration. She is also the daughter of media legend Jorge Ramos.
The Brunch will raise funds exclusively for our Brownsville and Harlingen clinics and the expert, equitable, empowering care they provide — birth control, emergency contraception, cancer screening and prevention, primary care, gender-affirming hormone therapy, STD testing and treatment, fertility assistance, and so much more. In 2021 we made this health care available at low or no cost to 5,111 Valley residents who received care in our health centers in Cameron County or through virtual telehealth visits. Our Habla Con Tu Hermana program reached an additional 5,518 people with essential health education. We did this work with expertise, compassion and recognition of each patient’s inherent human dignity, regardless of income, nationality, gender identity or sexual orientation.
These services are vitally important in the Rio Grande Valley, which has some of the highest rates poverty rates in the country and among the highest percentages of uninsured residents, as well as high rates of teen pregnancy. Cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates are more than 50% higher in the Rio Grande Valley compared with the average rates in the U.S. Expanding access to sexual and reproductive health care helps save lives, reduce health disparities, and empower adults and teens to plan their families and their futures.