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

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

Remembering Sandy Hook, and all the worlds children!

Originally posted on The Oakland Better Birth Foundation:

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Today is the anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy.

The Oakland Better Birth Foundation wishes to call for a moment of silent remembrance the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Lets remember the children who were slain, the brave educators and other adults who risked their lives to secure the safety of young ones.

Let us remember and send love to the grieving families of the slain children and educators.

And may we continue to work with out ceasing until we live in a world where no child, anywhere, needs to fear violence invading their classroom.

Samsarah Morgan, Executive Director
http://www.oaklandbetterbirthfoundation.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Oakland-Better-Birth-Foundation/766107200077253

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A word to the life bringers 11.24.14 as the events unfold in Ferguson MO and across the country

Originally posted on The Oakland Better Birth Foundation:

Pregnant mommas, especially pregnant mommas of color. I am going to make a very hard request of you, For the sake of your heart and that of your unborn child (especially if you know your baby is a boy. Get off face book and turn off the TV. Take a warm bath and try to rest – let your village fight for you as you do us the honor of bring the next generation into the world . your baby can be very negatively affected by your fears and concerns – and this doesn’t meant hat your stick your head in the sand – but pace yourself with the intensity thats flowing in your country tonight.
I love you and want you to have the blessing of a well born child.
Talk to your baby and assure him or her that you love it ….And that it is safe with…

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On Ferguson 11.24.14

Originally posted on The Oakland Better Birth Foundation:

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The Oakland Better Birth Foundation, rises in support with the protestors in Oakland Ca., Ferguson MO and New York, NY.. We decry the decsion to not even dignify the Michael Brown killing with a trial. We see this as a slap in the face to families of color in this country and to any citizen who truly values justice. Our prayers are with the family and friends of Michael Brown and others on the eveer growing list of black brown and poor youth killed by criminal police officers.
Samsarah Morgan, Executive Director , Tess Clabby, Xandrea Sanford, Alexandra Thomas – Board Members and volunteers

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Our 2014 Fair Sponsors!

Sponsor List

The Sacred Birth Angels Foundation http://www.sacredbirthangelsfoundation.org

The Oakland Better Birth Foundation – http://www.oaklandbetterbirthfoundation.wordpress.com

Pacifica Maternity Center – http://www.pacificamaternity.com

Nia Healing Center for Birth and Family Life – http://www.niahealingcenter.org

A.D.D.
Alternative Delectable Delights http://www.xandearisinspired.com

Breastfeeding USA http://www.breasrfeedingusa.org

Birth Professionals of the Bay Area
Bay Area Birth Keeper Doulas http://www.theprofessionaldoula.com

We extend our gratitude to the above organizations and birth workers for their work serving pregnant and birthing families, and the Birth worker community.

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Our Agenda, Summer 2014 Birth Justice Fair

Agenda

Vendor / Sponsor Set up 12 noon
Opening Circle
Logistics
Good Birth Keeper Award Presentation 1pm
Presentation: Tongue Tie – a breastfeeding challenge and triumph
Mom Shauna Wiley, and Breastfeeding consultant, Peggy Hinkle discuss this common but very much misdiagnosed breastfeeding challenge. 1:30pm

Thermomagraphy – Dr Nancy Gardner with educate about an exciting, holistic and noninvasive tool for screening of the breasts as well as health in the entire body. 2:15pm
Children’s Yoga with Carmen will begin in children’s space at 3:00 pm

The Panel: 3:30 pm
Parents and experts discuss the importance and challenges of breastfeeding and answer audience questions!
Panel end and set up for film commences 5:30pm
Short Music Video and discussion “Teach me how to Breastfeed” 6:00 pm
Lactation Consultant TaNafer Lumukanda (Highland Hospital)
Gives us the back story on her historic video!
Film: The Milky Way 6:30 pm
This documentary explores the challenges and benefits for breastfeeding in modern American culture.
Food will be available for purchase throughout the event.
Popcorn will be available for sale during the film and video showing.
We thank you for sharing this day with us. Please be sure that you have signed in to receive notice of future events! Email:bayareabirthjustice@gmail.com
Please feel free to live tweet our day hashtag bayareabirthjusticefair2014

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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

 

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