Program Officer, Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice
Silvia Henriquez is program officer on the Gender, Racial and Ethnic Justice team. She has over 20 years of experience as an advocate, coalition-builder and organizer in the fields of reproductive rights and justice.
Prior to Ford, Silvia was a co-founder and co-president of the All* Above All campaign, a multiyear effort dedicated to culture change, federal and state advocacy, and building cross-movement support for advancing access to abortion. Created 2010 as the Hyde Working Group, the campaign has since evolved into a catalyst for abortion justice centering people of color working to make ends meet at the intersections of immigrant, economic and racial justice.
Before All* Above All, Silvia was the executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice for eight years. Under her leadership, the institute developed a national policy agenda, built a successful organizing and leadership model in states, and developed public opinion research and messages that shifted support towards abortion access in Latinx communiites.
Silvia has been the recipient of the Ms. Foundation Women of Vision award and the Lani Shaw award in Pursuit of Courage and Compassion for Reproductive Justice. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and a master’s in Women Studies and Public Policy from George Washington University.