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

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

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Will there be food!? YES!!


Food will be avail for sale during the event:

Full Lunch

From our chef, Needa:  This saturday i will be at the bay area birth justice fair to feed you with sum goodness!!!!!

the menu: chicken lumpia $1,

prawn chips $1,
vegan dirty rice $4,
chicken plates $8,
fish plates $10,
vegan almond jello with nutmeg $2,
custard pudding $2, vegan coconut jello $2,
custard buns $1

see ya saturday!!!

Xandrea J. Sanford-Treistman our nutrition educator and chef, will be providing healthy and sugar free snacks!  Her menu and prices will be provided soon!


Our Agenda for the day…

Bay Area Birth Justice Fair Saturday April 16, 2012 Tentative Agenda

9:00 am Vendor set up

10:00 am Fair opens welcome comments by Samsarah Morgan and Wendy Snyder

Introduction of the committee

Poem read by Aya De Leon

10:30 am Yoga games with Carmen Diaz

11:30 am A blessing circle  filled with remembrance and love

1:00 pm Keynote speaker: Ayesha Fleary

2:00 pm Panel why are our mothers and babies dying? How can this be prevented?

Moderator: L. Samsarah Morgan, DD Cht – minister, counselor, apprentice midwife hypnotherapist, doula and family life educator, and founding member of decolonize pregnancy birth and parenting caucus of Occupy Oakland

Panelists: Selena Green CPM LM, midwife and owner of the Sacred Birth Place, free standing birth center in Oakland, Ca

MADELINE ODEN is currently the Executive Chairperson of The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation, the Chairperson of the Maternal, Child Health subcommittee of the Alameda County Public Health (ACPH) Commission in California, and a commissioner on the ACPH Commission. She has been a certified practicing doula.

Gingi Allen – mother, doula, apprentice midwife, who as a full-time mother,  felt called  to the women in my community and began facilitating  women’s monthly multigenerational womb wellness circles.

Monique Sims  – A mother of 2 boys whose career history includes serving as a Supervising Public Health Nutritionist for the Vallejo WIC Program and as Manager for La Clinica North Vallejo.

Molly Arthur -Molly is a native San Franciscan; She is the inspiration behind EcoBirth whose vision is -Relating earth and birth- caring for one natural life so we will all be well. Her focus is on inspiring women to change our culture’s story to compassion for the environments of Earth and Birth and to impel social change to sustain healthy, caring humans and a healed earth home.

Ayesha Fleary, is the Director of Information and Education for AAPDEP. She also serves as secretary for the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. She has presented worldwide on topics such as “Climate change and its impact on the African community” and “End the oppression of African women: Breaking through feminism”. She recently returned from Sierra Leone where she spent time meeting with community members who are working on the AAPDEP projects there. We are honored to have Ms. Fleary here to discuss the many projects of AAPDEP.
4:00 pm – Silent Auction, Raffle, Announcements
4:30 pm – Musical Closure – Guitarist, Kent Craig


Agenda subject to change at anytime

Our Fair will open with Family Yoga Games with Carmen Diaz!

Carmen D. Díaz is a Certified Children Yoga Instructor and Zumba® Instructor who has work with health and fitness since the age of 17, to positively influence people of all ages by cultivating mind, body and soul. Founder of Chiqui-Yoga at her home land Puerto Rico, a company that offers children yoga classes combining art, creative movement and other disciplines with the objective of disseminating the practice of yoga in education. She is also undergoing Early Childhood Education studies. Now relocated in Oakland, California she wants to keep spreading the peace and love into the hearts of the little ones.

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