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.