A Web Portal For Lesbians Of Color
PRTA Launches a New
Online Project--Please Circulate
Progressive Research & Training for Action (PRTA) promotes community-driven
approaches to create opportunities for people who are stigmatized and
oppressed because of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age,
disability or economic status so that they may participate fully in society
The vision of the agency is to reduce homophobia and ableism in the health
care and social services arenas by providing culturally competent
Assistance, Capacity Building Services. and
Community-Driven Participatory Research Projects
that promotes the full inclusion of persons with disabilities and the LGBT
In order to remain current and true to our mission and vision we need your
help. The Staff & Board of Directors would like to hear from you on issues
that impact the quality of your life, and that you believe are issues that are
deserving more study. Our commitment is to developing projects that identifies
the importance of bringing research to the level of service provision where
information could best be utilized.
PRTA has developed a Community Forum Discussion Board
on our website @ www.prtaonline.org .
On this board you can post issues you are concerned about and you can
also participate in moderated chat's on a variety of health and social
services issues that you feel impacts the LGBT and persons with disabilities
Please visit the website and give us feedback on this new project. Let us
know if the Community Forum Discussion Board Is
user friendly, suggest topics for discussion and if you are willing to
volunteer to be a moderator.
It is our hope that this new Internet based project will continue to assist
the Staff & Board of Directors of PRTA to build an organization that involves
and empowers members of the LGBT and persons with disabilities communities.
Again, let us know how you feel about this new project, any kinks or ways of
improving. Take care.
Brenda J. Crawford
Progressive Research & Training for Action
360 22nd Street Suite 688
Oakland, CA. 94612