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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Time Items
All day
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

4002 School Rd
Wednesday, May 12, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Visit the Dream Bus for outdoor browsing, check out and returns, placing holds and hold pickup, or to register for a library card.

4002 School Rd
4:15pm to 5:00pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Heights
6:00pm to 7:00pm
ONLINE--Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond: A conversation with community mothers about their journeys to motherhood

ONLINE--Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond: A conversation with community mothers about their journeys to motherhood

Wednesday, May 12, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us online on Wednesday, May 12th, 6-7 PM with moderator Araceli Esparza (MWM productions) and local women of color who work in promoting women's rights for culturally relevant birth care, for a frank discussion of pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Attend the virtual discussion live, and receive a free paperback copy of Like a Mother by Angela Garbes.* 

Featured panelists include: 

  • Felica Turner-Walton, CEO and Founder of Healing Our Hearts Foundation
  • Margarita Rubio, Local Latina Community Mother, and Advocate
  • Nancy Saiz, Local Latina Community Mother, and Advocate
  • Tamara N. Thompson, Co-Director of Maroon Calabash, Doula that specializes in birth-work with a Reproductive Justice lens
  • Shonita Roach, Founder of Shades of You, Shades of Me, a Maternal Mental Health agency

This event is sponsored by New Chapters in Community Health, a partnership between Madison Public Library, Wisconsin Book Festival, and the All of Us Research Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With an intentional focus on African American, Latinx, LGBTQ+ and Rural audiences, we will explore topics crucial to the health and wellbeing of many in Wisconsin who have felt like they don't have a voice. 

*About the book: When journalist Angela Garbes became pregnant, she had way more questions than answers. Informed by her curiosity and life experiences as a Woman of Color, her book, Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, is a clarion call for universal access to culturally informed care, support, and information for all pregnant people.


Access Instructions

Facebook Live event, click on event link above.