& Maternal-Child Health Champion Awards Ceremony
If you care about women and children, birthing rights, human rights, social inequities, health disparities, racism and oppression, please come be part of this conversation for action and community empowerment. Together, we will join forces to bring about real solutions and improve health care for all childbearing persons.
Group Rates & Student Discounts Available.
Come honor these exemplary changemakers, advocates, innovators and leaders in championing Birthing Justice on Sept. 27.
Visionary of the Year
Agent Provacateur of the Year
Lifetime Acheivement Award
Julia Chinyere Oparah, Ph.D.
Activist-Scholar, Social Justice Educator,Associate Professor & Provost, Department of Ethnic Studies, Mills College &  Founder, Black Women Birthing Justice

Dr. Monica McLemore, RN, MPH, Ph.D.

Monica R. McLemore RN, MPH, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Research Scientist, Reproductive
 Health and Justice, UCSF School of Nursing 

Geraldine Perry-Williams, PHN, MSN, Former MCAH Director, Pasadena Public Health Dept.

Geraldine Perry-Williams, PHN, MSN
Former MCAH & Black Infant Health Program Director,  City of Pasadena Public Health Department

Dr. Paul M. Fleiss MD Future Leader Award
Dr. Paul M. Fleiss MD
Future Leader Award
Most Audacious Award
Haize Hawke, CD, Doula & Student Midwife

Haize Hawke, CD
Student Midwife, Childbirth at Home, A Labor of Love

Renea Morales_ BA_ SM_ CD_ CBE_ PES

Renea Morales, BA

Student Midwife, Arcadia Birth Center & Nueva Vida Parteria/New Life Midwifery

Chemin Perez LM, CPM

Licensed Midwife & Founder, Arcadia Birth Center & Nueva Vida Parteria/New Life Midwifery

The 2017 BIRTHING JUSTICE FORUM will bring together MCH and mental health professionals who are committed to creating a new paradigm of maternity care in our country, counties, and neighborhoods, and work for autonomy, justice and equity in maternity care.  We will also honor Maternal-Child Health Professionals who are exemplary in their commitment to Birthing Justice.

1. Discuss how historical injustices occurring among women of color in the U.S. impact physical and mental health of mothers and children.

2. Describe four human rights of childbearing persons.

3. Apply the socioecological framework to address domains of influence on perinatal health inequities and disparities.

4. Develop an action plan/community intervention to create positive social change to transform social/individual determinants of perinatal health

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Birthing Justice Forum: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
MCH Champion Awards Ceremony: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
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