Birth & Beloved Economy

Wisdom and practical steps toward building a fully resourced, community-owned and powered care infrastructure where the wisdom, leadership, and lives of Black and Indigenous people are valued and centered.

Leseliey Welch, Birth Center Equity/Birth Detroit.

Taj James, Full Spectrum Labs; Stephanie McLemore Bray, Orchid Capital; Maymangwa Flying Earth, Birthing Sovereignty; Nikia Grayson, CHOICES Center for Reproductive Health.

Birthing Powerful State Policy

Session highlighting the innovative policy work in Colorado and in Michigan to inspire and inform organizing in every state.

Indra Lusero, Elephant Circle; Lyz Riley Sanders, Elephant Circle; Nicole Marie White, Birth Detroit; Leseliey Welch, Birth Detroit.

Lanzamiento y Discusión Comunitaria deParir a la Justicia
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Una celebración del lanzamiento virtual de un nuevo video animado (producido por el equipo artístico de Sharp As Knives que evoca la historia y el poder de la partería.

Vanessa Caldari y Paloma Hernandez, Centro MAM, San Juan, PR;
Lina Garcia, Luna Tierra Casa de Partos, El Paso, TX.

Midwifing Justice Launch
& Community Discussion
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The virtual release of a new animated video produced by the award winning artistic team at Sharp As Knives evoking the history and power of midwifery.

Cessilye R. Smith, Abide Women's Health, Dallas, TX; Leanne Levers, PUSH for Midwives; Tara Lawal, Rainier Valley Birth Center, Seattle, WA; Anjli Hinman, Altanta Birth Center.

Ask the Midwives

A session for those curious about birth center care but not sure who to ask. Learn from a panel of experienced midwives!

Midwife Panel:
Stephanie Murillo, Luna Tierra Birth Center, El Paso, TX; Ebony Marcelle, Community of Hope, Washington DC; Trinisha Williams, Midwife In the City, Brooklyn, NY;
Nikki Helms, San Diego Community Birth Center.

(Sponsored by American Association of Birth Centers in collaboration with BCE.)

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