Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – February 15, 2016

On this week’s edition of Women’s Magazine, we talk with two groups who are working to address inequities in pregnancy and childbirth.

First, Lisa Marie Rollins talks with Dr. Julia Chinyere Oparah, one of the editors of the new anthology, Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy and Childbirth. Oparah and co-editor Dr. Alicia D. Bonaparte are part of Black Women Birthing Justice, a collective committed to transforming the birthing experience for Black women. “If Reproductive Justice and Black Lives Matter had a baby,” Oparah says, “The result would be Black Women Birthing Justice.”  Black Women Birthing Justice will host a launch party for the book on February 24 at Mills College.  More info

Then Angela Wellman talks with jazz great Regina Carter, who will be performing at a benefit for the Homeless Prenatal Program on February 27 at San Francisco’s Nourse Theater. HPP provides services to over 4000 low income and homeless families each year. Two staff members from HPP also join the conversation.

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