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Learn about Birthing While Black at the Douglass Branch Library

On February 29th and March 7th, from 2-4 p.m. at Douglass Branch Library, Tafi Brown and Isis Rose are hosting Champaign-Urbana’s first ever “Know Your Rights” workshop for black birthing people. This workshop will prepare families for hospital birth by addressing racial disparities in maternal health, emphasizing consumer rights, and teaching tools for self-advocacy during pregnancy, labor, and birth.

On February 29th, Chicago-based birth professionals Jeanine Logan and Shaquan Dupart of Birthworker Baes podcast will co-facilitate the workshop sharing their expertise in midwifery, herbalism, breastfeeding, and more. If you are a person of childbearing age, currently pregnant, or simply interested in black maternal health this event is for you. This event is free and open to the public. Parents with babies and small children are encouraged to attend!

Registration is encouraged, and you can do that here

Top image: A pregnant black woman sits on a hospital bed. She is wearing a hospital gown. In black letters the text reads: February 29 & March 7, Douglass Branch Library, 2-4 p.m. Image provided by Isis Rose.

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