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Birthing Hope: Birth Equity & the State of Maternal Health
Birthing Hope: Birth Equity & the State of Maternal Health

The Seattle Women's Commission honors National Black Breastfeeding Week with an intimate discussion on the current state of maternal health. A panel of local leaders of color from the reproductive health and birth worker communities of Seattle discuss barriers and hopes for birth equity and the experiences of birthing families of color. Panelists share how their work is helping to progress the reproductive justice movement, with discussions around the abortion ban and the high maternal death rates in the U.S.

Speakers include:

Moderator: Jami Bess, Outreach Doula Program Manager, Open Arms Perinatal Services

Srilata Remala, Founder, Maternal Coalition

Rokea Jones, Birth Educator/Doula Trainer

Memorie Gladstone, Community-based Outreach Doula

Faisa Farole, Founder, Somali Doulas NW


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