November 22, 2010 at 1:21 pm (Uncategorized)
Join Mamas of Color Rising for our end of the year benefit party Saturday December 4, 2010 at The Historic Victory Grill in Austin, TX! The party will feature various women of color performers and DJs, free food, a cash bar, a raffle, and lots of fun, music, and dancing. We are asking for a minimum of $5 donations at the door. Children and families are welcome!
This Mamas of Color Rising benefit party will help us raise money for 20 women of color to become trained and certified doulas. This is one part of our current campaign around access to equality in birthing and prenatal care for women of color. This training will be a first step in implementing a women of color doula and birth support project here in Austin, TX. Please come out and support our work!
November 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm (Events)
Tags: Amnesty International, birthing, maternal health
Did you know Latina women are 2.5 times as likely as white women to receive late or no prenatal care? Or that African American women are nearly four times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than white women?
Come Learn More!
Tuesday, November 9th, 7:00pm
Calhoun Hall, Room 100 (South Mall, off of 21st Street)
The University of Texas Chapter of Amnesty International will host a panel discussion on their new report Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA. This panel will include Mamas of Color Rising collective members who will talk about what maternal health options are available for poor women of color in Austin, and how barriers to choices in pre-natal care, labor/delivery, and post-natal care affect us and our children. This event is FREE and children are welcome to attend.
This event is being held as a fundraiser for Mamas of Color Rising! Please join us and spread the word by forwarding this flier to your contacts!
You can also hear Mamas of Color Rising on several local radio shows talking about this event and our birth access project. Tune in!
-Tuesday Nov 2nd, 8-8:30pm, “On the Fringe” on KVRX, 91.7FM
-Monday Nov. 8th, 6-7pm, Bringing Light into Darkness”, KOOP, 91.7FM
-Tuesday Nov. 9th, 8-8:30am, “Health Talk”, KAZI, 88.7FM