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Black Women Birthing Justice
Issue #8 - Spring 2016

Inside this Issue...  Birthing Digital Activism...  Birthing Justice & Womanist Theater... BWBJ launches #SayHerName video... BWBJ at Birthing Justice Forum, Los Angeles... Virtual Kitchen Table Reading Circle... Write a Blog... 


Birthing Digital Activism

BWBJ's workshop: "Birthing Justice: Black Women Using Digital Media to Reclaim our Bodies and Ourselves" was held at the Empowering Women of Color Conference at the University of California, Berkeley, April 09, 2016. Speakers at the conference included Andrea Plaid, who was named one of’s “8 Dynamic Black Women Editors in New Media, and serves as a contributing author at RH Reality Check.

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Birthing Justice & Womanist Theater

Join us at Open Engagement, an international conference and platform to support socially engaged art. The conference highlights the work of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, community members, and organizations.

Open Engagement 2016 takes place at the Oakland Museum, California, April 30, 2016. The theme is POWER and Angela Y. Davis is a keynote speaker.

BWBJ will be presenting an interactive Theater of the Oppressed workshop called Giving Birth to Power: Birthing Justice and Womanist Theater at 10-11.30am.

Click here to learn more and register.

BWBJ launches

#SayHerName video

BWBJ's new short video features quilt blocks dedicated to black women who have died of pregnancy-related causes from our book Birthing Justice.

Help us share the word about disproportionate maternal death. Share the video on your social networks and start the conversation about how we can prevent these avoidable deaths.

Click here to view the video.
Birthing Justice Forum,
Los Angeles

Join BWBJ at the Birthing Justice Forum, in partnership with Human Rights in Childbirth and the AWMNH. The Forum will explore the political, social, systemic and historical reasons for maternal-infant health inequities and disparities in communities of color. Using a human rights framework, participants will learn about each of the fundamental rights of childbearing persons. BWBJ will contribute to the first consensus document on Human Rights of Birthing Persons in the USA. 
Click here to register. 

Join the Birthing Justice community online and read chapters for free!

Every two weeks, we will post a new chapter from the book on our blog alongside messages from the editors and contributors. Readers are invited to read the chapter, and comment on the questions from the Discussion Guide in the space below our blog. Read special commentary by the authors, comment on the discussion questions and read comments by others nation and worldwide. 
Click here to participate.

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Write a blog for BWBJ!

We publish blogs by black women, transgender and gender non-conforming birth activists, birth workers and birthing parents on topics of interest to our readers. Blogs are 750 words long. 

If you would like to write a blog contact us.
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