Birth Is More Than A Moment: Birth Justice In Our Communities

This panel will explore how control over birthing experiences has been a part of the broader fight for reproductive rights and body sovereignty. Speakers will discuss their experiences with birth INjustices and with creating experiences of birth justice. We will address racism's role in health disparities, reclaiming our traditional knowledge, efforts to expand community-based and full-spectrum models of care, mental healthcare and depression, and holding the movement accountable to the full spectrum of birthing experiences (including abortion, loss, and postpartum). We will highlight the need for education, access, and support for marginalized pregnant/birthing/parenting people, including people of color, incarcerated people, and rural folks. People in our communities may have the least access to quality care and birth options, but the greatest need.

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