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 childcare?! Yes!!!

There will be a wonderful day planned for our little one s – no Charge!!!

Detail will be posted on this tomorrow!  Check back again!Image


Planning meeting for Spring 2013 , Bay Area Birth Justice Fair!!! Call for Vendors and Sponsors!



Well its time begin the labor process on a second, Birth Justice Fair.

A core group has met and decided our theme is : Natural Birth is a human right and saves lives!

we will be raising funds to assist a member of our community Sister Jessica (Bella) Hollie and her family in their struggle to pay for a birth a the Sacred Birth Place! As well as hold a major food drive to other expectant families in our community!

We will need many hands,hearts, and visions!

Our last fair was incredibly beautiful – I am in the process of finding video which I will post her for all to see!

Please bring food to share!

See you then!

We plan to live stream the meeting for those who can’t attend – but only those there in person can vote, or have direct feed back.

Children are most welcome!


We are looking for sponsors!!! If your business or groups would like to sponsor a table at our event, please email Samsarah at 510-393-7380 or
Love and blessings!

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

Vendors Needed

Vendors are needed for our event – there are 6 tables left 150.00 for a whole table. 75.00 for a half table and 15.00 for doulas to share information at our birthworker table. We are seeking vendors of holistic products, foods, services and supplies for pregnant birthing nursing and parenting families! Send us a message or call 510 496 3491 and we will be in touch!   We also need help with set up and break down.

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