Here’s where YOU come in!!
We believe that this book will educate, surprise, move and transform those who read it. We need your help to get these powerful and critically important essays and testimonies out there.
What you can do:
1. Like the book on Facebook and share information about it via social media.
2. Are you on a listserve or part of an organization that promotes reproductive justice and alternative birth? Share information about the book on your listserve.
3. Host a Kitchen Table Reading Circle in your home or birth center. You could receive BWBJ swag and even a Skype call from an editor or contributor. Contact us to register.
4. Are you are a professor or teacher? Contact us to find out how we can support you in teaching the book in your class.
5. Ask your local public or college library to order the book.
6. Consider donating a copy of the book to your local birth center or community center.
What is a Kitchen Table Reading Circle?
Kitchen Table Reading Circles are reading clubs hosted in your own home. Invite your friends, meet weekly or biweekly, read one chapter per week and share your responses to the questions in the Discussion Guide. You can also share your comments and thoughts below as you read the book.
Kitchen Circle Reading Circles are intimate, safe spaces where we can share our own experiences and explore how they connect to birth justice themes. When you and five friends or colleagues purchase at least 4 copies and read the book together, we will thank you by sending a special BWBJ gift (while supplies last). Just send us your location, names and email addresses for your Reading Circle members and a photo of your group holding the books.
If you are one of the first 10 groups to register, one of the editors or contributors will Skype in to one of your Kitchen Table Reading Circle sessions to chat with you about the book.
For more information, contact us on:
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who pledged to make this book possible!
Breeze Harper, Adi Afek, Adrianna Alexandrian, Alexandra Minna Stern, Alexis Wielunski, Alice Kostin, Alicia Witt, Alisa Bierria, Alisha Halverson Wilkes, Althea Champagnie, Amy I. Catania, Ana Svibruck, Andrea Zengion, Anna Van Wagoner, Barbara Katz Rothman, Becky Smith, Beth Hall, Beth Wheeler, Bonnie Bailey, Bryan Tucker, Camylle Fleming, Carolyn Burnett, Charisse Jackson, Christine Bristol, Christine Morton, Cindy Calvano, Clarissa Rojas Cynthia Gabriel, Dagny Hanner, David Furcini, Diana Block, Dylan Rodriguez, Elizabeth Miller, Ellen Spertus, Emily Dolentz, Erica Meiners, Forrest Hill, Frank O. Brown, MD, Gabi Gadbois, Gail Dennis, Gavin Readers, Gracie, Cecilia O’Leary, Graciela Moreno Olguin, Griselda Rodriguez, Helen Arega, Iris, Jamilah, Jared Young, Jeanne Flavin, Jennie, Jennifer Murphy, Jenny Li, Jessica Forbess, Jessicca Moore, Jilchristina Hussein Vest, Jillian, Joan Ostrove, Judy Weisinger, Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, Jyll Taylor, Karla Mejia, Kathleen Jones, Kimala Price, Kirsten Cross, Kwajelyn Jackson, Laili Falatoonzadeh, Laura Gilkey, Lauren Wales, Lia Barrow, Linda Jones, Lisa, Lisa Levenberg, Loretta Ross, Margo Okazawa-Rey, Maureen Boyd, Megan Dawson, Megan McClure, Melinda W, Micaela Cadena, Michael Oparah, Michael Sasson, Miette Brown, Mollie McLeod, Milly McGettigan Arthur, Monica McLemore, Monnie Reba Efross, Nekole Shapiro, Pamela Matthews, Patricia Penn Hilden, Paula Williamson, Pedro Nava, Rachel Jamison, Rickie Solinger, Robin Elise Weiss, Sara Lamm, Sarah McCoy-Harms, Savannah Jane, Shana, Shanelle Matthews, Shawn Nealy-Oparah, Sherry Payne, Skye Ward, Skyler Jackson, Sophia Huitzilin Perez, Stacey Burns, Susan Schweik, Talita Oseguera, Thalla-Marie Choxi, Traver Riggins, Victoria Keenan, Xandra, Yamani Hernandez, and Zakia Lorraine.
Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy and Childbirth is now available in hard cover and paperback.
available for free download!
BWBJ’s anthology shares deeply moving stories by black women about giving birth and childbirth activism. This book will transform forever the way you think about childbirth!
There is so much that we can learn from the wisdom of black midwives, doulas and activist mamas. Disproportionate numbers of preterm babies, and infant and maternal mortality are not inevitable. Women can experience childbirth as a powerful, healing and sacred moment, rather than one of disappointment and even trauma. But we need to take action to challenge the inequities in our maternal outcomes. Help us to take Birthing Justice on the road, so that together we can build a movement for Birth Justice!
Birthing Justice invites you to learn from black women birth warriors and to make change happen in your family, community and world.
Book tour event dates coming soon, please check back for updates!