LatinoJustice PRLDEF, a leading national Latino civil rights organization, hosted a brown-bag lunch presentation featuring CHLP Legal Director, Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal on July 2, 2014. As part of this presentation, Espinoza-Madrigal explored legal and policy strategies for advancing civil rights in the 21st Century, and explained that social justice advocacy must be informed by the experiences of vulnerable and marginalized people who identify across multiple identities, including discrimination and oppression based on race, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration, and HIV.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.