BWBJ looks back: Highlights of 2015
BWBJ is a volunteer-run collective. We are proud of our many achievements during 2015. Highlights include:
We recorded our 100th birth story by black women in California: we hope to launch a report and campaign based on the women’s testimonies in 2016!
After raising over $5,000 through a kickstarter campaign to make it possible, we published our book with a major press Routledge.com.
We spoke about our action research for birth justice on a plenary at the ICTC conference, with headliner Erykah Badu!
We launched published 10 blogs by powerful black women activists, doulas, midwives and mamas, many of which received over 3,000 hits on our Facebook page.
We spoke on a plenary at the Birthkeeper Summit, hosted a workshop on Decolonizing Childbirth at the Empowering Women of Color Conference and spoke at Scripps College.
We hosted a powerful and moving graduation ceremony for our 16 new doula trainees, in partnership with the Birth Justice Project and UCSF.
Thank you for your support! We could not have done it without you. If you would like to donate toward continuing the work in 2016, please contact us.