Through advocacy and education, Mississippi in Action focuses on social justice and equality in sexual and reproductive health and rights among its communities.
Assisted in having language removed from the Mississippi Department of Health Surveillance form which violated women and men's reproductive rights
Worked with Mississippi State Department of Health to have HIV/AIDS criminalization language removed from the legislation
Hosted two State AIDS Legislative Day at the Capitol
Conducted research on attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge on HIV and PrEP
Created an HIV Advocacy Training Manual
Hosts "Our Liberation Table" monthly
Work with Mississippi Department of Health to secure $2.5 million dollar match for Ryan White.
Hosted Dinner & Movie in Observance of National Girls & Women HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Co-Sponsored a listening session with Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC)
Co-Sponsored Community discussion for a new Mississippi Department of Health State HIV/AIDS/STD Director
Identified and place several individuals living with HIV/AIDS into permanent housing
History of MIA
Mississippi in Action was founded in 2009,
after noticing a lack of holistic advocacy and education pertaining to HIV/AIDS, reproductive justice, and homelessness.
Through advocacy and education, Mississippi in Action Focuses on social justice and equality in sexual and reproductive health and rights among its communities.
Mississippi in Action works with the WHOLE person, not just a part of the person. Using the Maslow hierarchy of needs, Mississippi in Action Works diligently to ensure that every aspect of a person's well-being is met.
Valencia Robinson is a native of Jackson, MS. She began her career in HIV/AIDS as a volunteer at Building Bridges, Inc.; from there she saw a need to work as an advocate to affect policy change in Mississippi. Valencia organized the historical “Walk against AIDS” in 2008 a 172-mile walk to ask the next President of the United States for a National AIDS Strategy. She has worked at the ACLU of Mississippi as Juvenile Justice and Reproductive Rights Intern.
Valencia Robinson is CEO/Founder of Mississippi in Action. She is a strong advocate for women's rights, LGBTQ rights and awareness, and reproductive justice. She can often be found at the Capitol, at rallies all over the state and anywhere injustice plagues our marginalized communities. Her community efforts are endless. She is always ready to go to work for righteousness and rarely misses an opportunity to make a contribution.