It’s within human nature to have tribes and social divides. It is also within human nature that there are always demographics within demographics who are more privileged or less privileged than others. In the modern socio-political order of the world, organizations have sprung up to make amends to issues pertaining to these facts. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase and Michael Larcey | Twitter
The National Organization for Women has been around for a while—about 51 years to be exact. It has been around since the tumultuous 1960s when society fought for more liberal policies and civil rights.
The organization still exists and is going strong with hundreds of local chapters and hundreds of thousands of members all around the United States. They support the right to abortion, as well the rights of minorities and the rights of those with gender identities and sexual preferences that deviate from the norm.
Femen hasn’t been around as long as the National Organization for Women, though it has gotten a lot of attention and has left it’s mark. It was organized 2008. It may not be as much in people’s minds in the United States, because Femen is primarily based in France and Ukraine, and their presence is more felt in Europe. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-lacey-5b0159145/
What stands out in people’s minds about this organization is that they remove their shirts when protest and paint their chests. Most people may not know, but Femen refers to this as “Sextremism.”
Black Lives Matter is another organization that shines a spotlight on women’s issues. However, the focus of the institution is specifically put on the needs and sufferings of Blacks.
This is a lively continuation of the Black Liberation movement, though it makes a very conscious effort to talk about the marginalized demographics that live in the Black community—including women.
Planned Parenthood can trace it’s roots back to the efforts of Margaret Sanger in 1916. Margaret Sanger did her best to inform people about contraception and to give people contraception in a time when such things were considered to be obscene, and were outlawed in many places.
Yes, giving out information about contraceptives, as well contraceptives, was taboo and illegal to various extents throughout America. Currently, Planned Parenthood gives contraception, STD testing, abortions, pregnancy testing and educational services.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is an operation that is around to help immigrants, with a focus on Hispanic immigrants—since their presence is prominently felt in the state of Arizona.
Michael Larkin and Jim Lacey were very much in sync with the needs of the communities around them, which led to the step of starting the fund. What does the fund do? The fund divies out money to organizations that put their best efforts forward to aide immigrants in various aspects of life.