Giovanna Rossi

Host

Giovanna is President/Owner  of Collective Action Strategies LLC and is Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and Women’s Studies Program at the University of New Mexico. Giovanna received her masters degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from the London School of Economics, and her bachelors degree from the University of New Mexico in Latin American Studies and Spanish. Formerly the executive director of the New Mexico Women’s Health Office, Giovanna has been working on public health and social justice policy issues for 16 years.

Ways To Connect

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  Fri. 2/13 8a: Certain sexual practices such as prostitution and pornography are exploitative toward women and have historically benefited men rather than women. Or have they? This month we’ll talk to sex educator and writer Hunter Riley as well as feminist sex shop owner Matie Fricker about the sex positive movement and what it means for women’s health and lives.

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Fri. 12/12 8a: How does being a woman determine your health and well being? Does health and other policy adequately address systemic problems and root causes of ill health? Well Woman Radio looks at health from a woman-centered perspective, examining the biological, psychological, environmental and social factors effecting the health and well-being of women and families.This month you’ll hear from a variety of this year’s most popular shows. Tune in December 12th at 8am. Contact info@wellwomanproject.org for questions and  feedback.

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Thur. 11/14 8a: Can we heal ourselves and our community simply by writing? What does it take to start a mindful writing practice? Do women benefit from writing more that men? This month you’ll hear from author Nicole Grimlich, poet Eva Crespin, and Sage Magazine editor Carolyn Flynn as we discuss writing to heal. Contact info@wellwomanproject.org for questions and  feedback.

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9/13 8a:  Recently, women across the country came together in over one hundred and seventy locations for a coordinated "Rally to Improve Birth" . The idea was to increase awareness and support for evidence based maternity care. Hear from Tina Cassidy, author of Birth: the Surprising History of How We Are Born and Abigail Lannin Eaves, executive director of Dar A Luz Birth and Health Center in Albuquerque, NM, as well as mom Liz Foster, doula Sara Bautista and nurse Lauren Oberholser, as we explore birth and health outcomes for moms and babies.