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Battling Over Birth Report Launch! 

Why has birth become a battlefield for too many black women? How does the belief that birth is an emergency take away our choices and freedom?  

Over 100 black women told us their birth stories.
Come and hear what they had to say and join our campaign to transform maternal health care in California and beyond!

Thursday October 26, 2017 
Mills College Student Union, Oakland, CA

Featuring co-authors Julia Chinyere Oparah, Linda Jones, Dantia Hudson, Talita Osequera and Helen Arega, performance by Sistahs of the Drum, powerful testimonies, music, food, discounted BWBJ books and swag, kids activities and more.


Click here to join the Facebook event.


BWBJ member to win Visionary of the Year Award at Birthing Justice Forum

The Birthing Justice Forum, Los Angeles, September 27, 2017, will discuss issues of perinatal heath inequities from a human rights perspective. Using the film No Más Bebés/ No More Babies as a springboard for our discussion and action, attendees will hear from a  panel of experts about the socio-political influences on poor birth outcomes in communities of color. 

The Maternal-Child Health Champion Awards Ceremony, featuring award-winner Chinyere Oparah will follow the forum. Click here to register.

Join BWBJ at Let's Talk About Sex 2017 

SisterSong, the National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, is celebrating 20 years of amplifying the voices of Indigenous women and women of color. They are celebrating this milestone by hosting their third national Let's Talk About Sex! Conference October 5-8, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year, our theme is "Resist. Reclaim. Redefine." We must resist the systems of oppressions that plague our daily lives, reclaim our human right to bodily autonomy, and redefine our futures. Click here to register. 

Join BWBJ at the Decolonize Birth Conference, NY

Come hear from reproductive justice warriors Loretta Ross, Dorothy Roberts and more. BWBJ member Anjanette Vaidya will be presenting a workshop entitled, "Honoring All: When Teen Motherhood is a Choice," September 23-24, 2017. Click here to learn more.

Come Celebrate YOUR Story

Did you share your birth story as part of BWBJ's action research project? If so, we want to hear from and celebrate you! If you would like to participate by reading an excerpt from your story at the launch, please email And be sure to attend and spread the word to family and friends. YOUR story is about to change lives!! Click here for information about the launch. 

Join BWBJ at the MANA Conference, Long Beach

BWBJ member Sayida Peprah will be presenting on findings from research from Battling over Birth November 3, 2017 at 11:00am. Click here to learn more.