Did you know?
- In Sierra Leone, Africa, 1 out of every 8 mother dies in childbirth.
- In Oakland, CA an African American Child is 1 1/2 times more likely to be born pre mature or with a low birth weight than a white baby?
- In the United States a Black woman is 5x more likely to die in childbirth than her white counterpart – no matter her income or education?
- That the United States is number 40 on the list of countries which lose the most mothers and babies in childbirth!
The Bay Area Birth Justice Fair will address these questions
and propose answers!
We will also hold a ceremony for remembrance, love and healing for families who have suffered the loss of a child before its first birthday…
Join us for silent auction, food, information and healing!!!
This event is free to the public!!!!! Sponsors and Vendors are needed!
Please help us spread the word!!!
All proceeds of the fair will be donated to the Work of Nurse midwife Mary Koroma, who has dedicated her life to the mothers and babies of Sierre Leone. She has brought economic development projects, a fishing project as well as a training center for midwives. http://www.developementforafrica.org
This event is a co production of the Decolonize pregnancy, birth, and parenting caucus of Occupy Oakland and Uhuru House.
Bay Area Birth Justice Fair
Saturday, April 21, 2012
7911 Mac Arthur Blvd, Oakland, CA
10 am – 5 pm 510-496-3491