Learn about birthing access in the Austin area and support Mamas of Color Rising

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

Abriendo Brecha After Party

On February 8th, 2010, Mamas of Color Rising hosted an after party for the Abriendo Brecha: Activisit Scholar Conference. at Fonda Del Sol on E. 7th Street.

 The After Party featured:

-a performance by DJ Eye One representing Austin, Texas

– a live performance by DJ Laylo and Eli Efi, both featured in the documentary film “ESTILO Hip Hop”

-a sneak preview of the video trailer by Mamas of Color Rising featuring
personal testimonies of medicaid injustice and the challenges to accessing birthing options in Austin.

Here is a link to Dj Eli Efi’s blog with pictures from the after party http://eliefi.mvmt.com/2010/02/22/austin-gets-it-in-fevereiro-2010/

Thank you to all those who came and supported our vision. We truly appreciate your presence in our work!

All proceeds went to support grassroots organizations in Austin: Mamas of Color Rising and  Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition.

Check out the performers at:
http://www.myspace.com/djlaylo
http://www.myspace.com/eliefi

Monthly Potluck!

One of the goals of Mamas of Color Rising is to meet and build community with other poor and working-class mamas of color.  Join us for a potluck dinner and clothing swap (both moms and kids) where we can meet, eat, trade and connect with each other.

Where: Carver Library, 1161 Angelina Street, Austin

Date: Saturday, September 26th

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What to bring: Yourselves and your children, clothes to swap (both moms and kids), and a dish to share if you can

For more information email mamasofcolorrising@gmail.com or call 512-445-2028

Mamas of Color Rising Looks Forward to Meeting You!