Bay Area Birth Justice Fair
April 6, 2013
West Oakland Family Resource Center
11 M – 5 PM
Hello and thank you!
Allow us to introduce ourselves; we are the Occupy/Decolonize Pregnancy Birth and Parenting Caucus of Occupy Oakland.
Last year we help and event call the Bay Area Birth Justice Fair – our focus them was to focus on the very high rate of infant mortality in Alameda County. We also held a blessing ceremony for mothers who had experienced the loss of a young one under one year of age. It was a beautiful and heartfelt event, and we were blessed to share with the parents of Oakland – the causes and possible preventions of the heart break of early infant death.
This year’s focus is: Empowered Birth is a Human Right. We will be sharing information to assist families in making choices in birthing with uplift and empower women and men to be focused and engaged parents!
This year’s fair will raise funds to assist Bay Area Families who wish to birth in either of our local birth centers or engage a midwife for the option of home birth. Empowerment means that families as free to birth in the environment and with the caregivers of their choice! Funds will also be allocated towards the Creation of the Oakland Better Birth Fund, this fund will continue the work of education, services, and financial assistance to families seeking to birth their children in as natural a setting as possible. Studies show that natural birth, without the unnecessary use of medications and surgeries, lead to healthier children and mothers with a lower instance of postpartum depression.
Here’s how you can help:
- Your business can host a table at our event. (150.00)
- Your business can have an add in our event program (45.00 – free if you have a table)
- You can donate food to our community food pantry.
- You can donate clothing to our mommas and babies clothing swap!
- Donate and item to our silent auction!
- You can help us spread the word about our event by allowing us to post a poster or flyer in your store, as soon as they are available!
Please let our outreach coordinator, Tara Miller, assist you – let us know how we can make your decision to support the families of Oakland easier!
Tara can be reached on 510 918 2912. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you in advance for your commitment to Oakland’s future!
Bay Area Birth Justice Fair Planning Committee
To see a video from last year’s fair, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL3zI_Ejq80&list=UUj8u2i7M7y2_b_AcrhdAHMg&index=75