Bay Area Birth Justice Fair Summer 2014. Breastfeeding, A gift for Life!

Urban Montessori Charter School 5328 Brann Street, Oakland, CA 94619

Press Release for our Summer 2014 Birth Justice Fair – Please help us Spread the word – Last miute call for vendors!

Originally posted on The Oakland Better Birth Foundation:

Contact:

Samsarah Morgan, Founder, Birth Professionals of the Bay Area 510-496-3491

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Summer 2014 Bay Area Birth Justice Fair Aims To Reduce Maternal Mortality

“Breastfeeding: A Gift For Life!” to celebrate breast health and breast feeding

Oakland, CA – July 16, 2014 — “Breastfeeding – A Gift For Life” the Summer 2014 Bay Area Birth Justice Fair will take place Sunday August 3, 2014 at Urban Montessori Charter School, 5328 Brann Street in Oakland from 1 – 6 pm. The event includes a silent auction, food, and activities for children. Admission is free.

The Birth Justice Fair’s featured speaker will be Dr. Nancy Gardner who will present on breast health, holistic alternatives to mammography such as thermography, ways to lower your risk factors for breast cancer, and self breast exams. Professional lactation consultants, birth, and women’s health workers will discuss the benefits of breastfeeding for…

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Welcome to our first Blog!

Originally posted on Citizens Against CPS:

Our first Blog consists of a list of Grotesque Legal Violations that Children Protective Services “CPS” committed in one particular case out of Michigan Grand Traverse County to Terminate an loving young mother’s Parental Rights.

This occurred during a rare visit to her estranged family’s house, her younger estranged sister had just been hired as a CPS case worker, one month prior.

Mother Patricia Mitchell was self made; raised in a small town, worked odds jobs to save up, and left that house at the age of 17, residing several hours away in Rochester Michigan.   Her birth mother Virgline Mitchell, a violent & emotionally unstable woman, who rejected her daughter Patricia at the age of 2, when the doctors told the uneducated Virgline, that little “Patti,” had a serious hip deformity requiring years of surgeries, years of body casts, leg casts & years of corrective steel bars on her legs…

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Vendor Information for our 2014 Birth Justice Fair. Breastfeeding: A gift for life!!

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Urban Montessori Charter School – 5328 Brann St. Oakland

 2014 – Summer Birth Justice Fair.

Bay Area Birth Justice Fair

Fair Sunday, August 3, 2014 1-5 pm

5;30pm Screening of the documentary film “The Milky Way” http://www.milkywayfoundation.org

 

 

Hello and thank you for your kind consideration of our event!

 

This year our Birth Justice Fair will focus on the lifelong benefits of breastfeeding, not only for infants but for their mothers and the community.

 

We would be honored to have your practice or organization sponsor a table at our event, which will take place at the date and venue above.  Hosting a table will give you the opportunity to share your organization or healing art with approx. 250 – 300 Bay Area Families.  We are doing specific outreach to families who may not have had an opportunity before to be exposed to holistic healing arts, so this is a great opportunity to reach a new, interested and eager population of potential clients.

 

Our birth justice events are fundraisers for the Oakland Better Birth Foundation which holds as its mission:

To expand the conversation around reproductive choices and to address the appalling rate of infant and maternal mortality in the City of Oakland as well as the County of Alameda in its entirety.

 

To promote and educate the public about the vital role of traditional midwifery services and securing good birth outcomes for all women and especially women of color.

 

To provide financial support and education to those wishing to avail themselves traditional midwifery and doula services as well as other traditional health practitioners historically shown to support and improve birth outcome.

 

To provide financial support and mentoring to those wishing to pursue a career as a traditional midwife, doula or childbirth educator.

 

To address the mental, emotional and spiritual concerns that arise on the  parenting/child rearing journey, by providing therapeutic services, educational workshops and skill building for children, couples, parents and families, individually or in groups, at affordable prices.

To promote and educate the public about the vital role of traditional midwifery services and securing good birth outcomes for all women and especially women of color.

 

To provide financial support and education to those wishing to avail themselves traditional midwifery and doula services as well as other traditional health practitioners historically shown to support and improve birth outcome.

 

To provide financial support and mentoring to those wishing to pursue a career as a traditional midwife, doula or childbirth educator.

 

To address the mental, emotional and spiritual concerns that arise on the  parenting/child rearing journey, by providing therapeutic services, educational workshops and skill building for children, couples, parents and families, individually or in groups, at affordable prices.

We hope you will find our mission worthwhile and that you will consider being one of our community sponsors for 2014’s Birth Justice Fair.

 

Fees:

 

Here is how you can help us:

 

Sponsor a table:        full table      $ 175.00

                                   half table    $   88.00

                                   doula table     $   25.00/per doula

 

Vendor/Craftsperson:        20% of proceeds

 

Provide items for our

goody bag                                        $ 25.00        provide items for 100 bags

 

Donate an item/service

for the silent auction                                    No charge

 

Payments can be mailed to:  

Bay Area Birth Justice Fairs and Forums

attn: community sponsorship

370 45th Street, Oakland, CA  94609

 

Bay Area Birth Justice Forum Fall 2013 – Key Note Speaker Hida Viloria

Bay Area Birth Justice Forum Fall 2013 – Panel Discussion

Todays Agenda – Fall Birth Justice Forum 2013

Today’s Agenda

 

 

11am         Opening

11:30        Film: The Circumcision Question

12:00       Lunch available for purchase

12:30      Speaker: Hida Viloria Surgeries and our children’s sexuality

2:00         Panel: “Sexual surgeries and our children, what parents should know.”

Hida Viloria, Lloyd Schofield, Jonathan Conte, Tora Spigner.

Moderator: Samsarah Morgan

3:30       ClosureFor Speaker and panelist biographies, please visit :  www.bayareabirthjusticefair.wordpress.com

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Fall Forum Panelist Spotllight – Lloyd Schofield

I was raised in West Hartford CT and attended college at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, but have been a long time San Francisco Resident.  Active intactivist and independent researcher for several years, I’ve been gaining knowledge and experience in order to become effective in the fight against forced genital mutilation for ALL children, male, female and intersex. This is something I’ve known to be wrong my entire life and it’s very rewarding to be able to coordinate with organized groups and individuals from extremely diverse religious, educational and professional backgrounds in working to eradicate this barbaric practice.The proponent of the San Francisco MGM Bill in 2011, I work, and have worked on every level, from personal outreach to appearing in and on, local, national and international print, radio and television media to educate.

Public appearances and debates include: Fox News “America Live with Megan Kelly”, CNN TV debate with Rabbi Smuely Biotech (he previously debated Christopher Hitchens), Canadian Radio broadcasting debate with Mark Stern, losing attorney in the Oregon Supreme Court Case Boldt v Boldt concerning forced circumcision of a 12 year old male minor, KQED Forum debating Dr. Laurence Baskin,  Chief of Pediatric Urology for Benioff Children’s Hospital and most recently appeared on Al Jazerra’s “Consider This” live nationally broadcast television show.

I will continue working on banning forced genital mutilation whenever and wherever the opportunity exists.

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The Fall 2013 Forum Sponsors

A million thanks to our Sponsors:

 

 

Acorn Wellness Center – Dr. Elon Bartlett DC

http://www.acornwellnesscenter.com

 

Nia Healing Center for Birth and Family Life  -L. Samsarah Morgan, DD CHT

http://www.niahealingcenter.org

 

The Oakland Better Birth Foundation

http://www.oalandbetterbirthfoundation.wordpress.com

 

A.D.D. Alternative Delectable  Delights – Xandrea Sanford, Chocolatier

http://www.xandreaisinspired.com

 

Sacred Birth Place Center for Childbirth and Wellness – Selena Green, CPM, CEO

http://www.sacredbirthangelsfoundation.org

 

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Fall forum vendor spotlight – Needa , The Lumpia Lady!

We are overjoyed that Needa is providing the tasty treats for our luncheon!

Her menu is filled with wholesome and home cooked foods, she provides vegetarian options and her menu price ranges from 1.00- 10.00 per item :)

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FAll 2013 Forum Key Note Speaker – Hida Viloria

Hida Viloria is Chairperson of OII, the world’s largest intersex advocacy organizationn and Director of OII-USA (http://oii-usa.org/). She has consulted the International Olympic Committee and the United Nations’ Human Rights Office about intersex human rights, and spoken on numerous television shows including 20/20 and Oprah. She has also written about intersex in The Advocate, Ms., The Global Herald, CNN.com, the American Journal of Bioethics, and others. You can follow her blog, Intersex and Out, on Tumblr.

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