ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 AT 7:00 PM, WE ARE HOSTING A MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT AT THE WING*, FLATIRON TO SUPPORT TALLER SALUD.
Taller Salud is a nonprofit organization based in Loíza, Puerto Rico, a low-income coastal municipality. The organization works for the health and wellbeing of girls, young people and adult women in Puerto Rico. This event, which coincides with the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria, highlights the importance of Taller Salud’s work in the aftermath of the storm, when access to women’s health is even more difficult.
Taller Salud defines health as the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being to which all human beings are entitled. With this goal in mind, the organization educates and mobilizes women of all ages, so that they become active agents in the promotion and maintenance of their individual health and the health of their community.
Taller Salud works towards the prevention of: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV / AIDS, teen pregnancies, violence, sexual assault and prevention of child abuse. In addition, they facilitate peace agreements in communities to seek a peaceful coexistence. After the hurricanes Irma and María in 2017, Taller Salud channeled water and food supplies, as well as essentials for safety, into affected areas. They also contributed to the reconstruction of homes for the victims in Loíza and surrounding towns.
Naima Coster, Melissa Febos, Michele Filgate, Hermione Hoby, & Crystal McCreary
*This is our first ever partnership with the Wing, so tickets will not be available to the public. If you’d still like to support the organization, please make a donation here.