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      Birthing Hope: Birth equity and the state of maternal health in Seattle


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      August 26, 2019

      Monday   6:30 PM

      1517 12th Avenue , #Suite 101
      Seattle, Washington

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      Birthing Hope: Birth equity and the state of maternal health

      Birthing Hope Join the Seattle Women's Commission in honoring National Black Breastfeeding Week with an intimate discussion on the current state of maternal health. The event will feature a panel discussion and an interactive art installation, with light fare and refreshments.  A panel of local leaders of color from the reproductive health and birth worker communities of Seattle will discuss barriers and hopes for birth equity and the experiences of birthing families of color. Panelists will share how their work is helping to progress the reproductive justice movement, with discussions around the abortion ban and the high maternal death rates in the U.S.  Featured speakers and artists for the event include: Memorie Gladstone is a community based outreach doula serving the Alaskan Native-American Indian community in king county. She is a member of NAWDIM, a lactation consultant, mother of four, and member of the Black Feet tribe. Faisa Farole is a Somalian Licensed Midwife and a Certified Professional Midwife for rainier valley midwives. She is the Founder and ED for Somali Doulas NW. Srilata Remala is the founder of the Maternal Coalition and focused on systemic change in Maternal health care. Milvia Pancheco is a local performer, artist, and community organizer who will be sharing a piece on violence against the female body, that includes viewer participation. About the Seattle Women's Commission The Seattle Women's Commission is one of the five civil rights boards that advises the Mayor, City Council, and city departments on issues that impact the women of Seattle. The Commission identifies areas of concern and recommends policy and legislation, provides feedback and opinion on issues of city and state budget, and acts as a liaison between the women of Seattle and City government.

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