COLOR’s HERstory begins with a grassroots group of Latinas searching for strategies to overcome high rates of unintended pregnancy, increasing rates of HIV/AIDS, and other issues impacting the Latino community in the areas of education, health care, civil rights, economic justice, and immigration.
How We Started
With the help of a grant from the Latinas Unidas State Coalition Project of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health our Founding Mothers started working to create a voice and presence in the area of reproductive health and freedom in Colorado. In April 1998 they created Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), the first Latina-led and Latina-serving reproductive justice organization in the state. In December 2000 COLOR became incorporated in the State of Colorado and received 501(c)(3) status for the Internal Revenue Service.