Birth Justice Allies

​​For Doulas & Midwives of Color:

 

  • DONA International offers resources and information for mothers, doulas, and childbirth educators, in addition to providing training and certification for aspiring doulas. Additionally, DONA offers a scholarship for women of color to become doula trainers. 

 

  • Radical Doula, published by Miriam Zoila Perez, talks in depths about issues affecting doulas of color, and other progressive politics. You can find on the website an interview with midwife Ina May Gaskin about women of color and birthing, in addition to a great directory for those who want to become radical doulas themselves. You can sign up to receive blog updates via email, which is open to everyone.

  • Sun Kissed Doulas is an African American doula network dedicated to increasing the number of African American doulas and advocating for women of color. Check out their website if you're a doula of color, an ally, or a woman looking for a doula to support her birth.

Reproductive Justice:

  • Forward Together is a multiracial organization dedicated to social policy change and empowering women, youth and families by providing knowledge and resources to communities. You can sign up for their newsletter and keep up with the organization's work in the community!

  • The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is an organization addressing a variety of reproductive justice issues. Their mission is "to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families and their communities through public education, community mobilization and policy advocacy." You can check out their website for updates on their work in the community, and sign up for their email list, which is open to everyone.

  • Sister Song is a collective of 80 organizations for minority women and their allies aimed to educate women of color about their reproductive rights, advocate for access to health care services, and empower women to raise their voices and advocate for themselves and their communities. Sister Song represents 5 primary ethnic populations: African American, Arab American/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latina, and Native American/Indigenous.

  • The National Advocates for Pregnant Women is an organization seeking to protect the rights and dignity of all women, including women of color and low income women. NAPW has a variety of programs aimed to educate and advocate for women's reproductive rights, not only regarding abortion rights but also the right to birth in a supportive environment without restrictions.

 

More Collectives and Group Resources

  • Mamas of Color Rising, according to their website, "is a collective of working class and poor mothers of color based in and around Austin, TX. We are interested in organizing ourselves and other women/mamas of color around issues with accessing needs like food, housing, education and safety, finding out together what our larger ideal community looks like and building it together." Check out their website to learn more about what the collective is doing to empower and build their community!

 

 

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