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 http://www.sacredbirthplace.com
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