Through a combination of video lectures and group discussion, this class will cover:
the rights of the pregnant and birthing person, especially the rights to bodily autonomy and informed consent/refusal;
common ways that these rights are violated, and why;
existing mechanisms for seeking redress for human rights violations during childbirth, and why these mechanisms are not effective; and
what we can do—how we can seek justice for obstetric violence that we have experienced or witnessed in the past, and how we can prevent obstetric violence in the future.
This class was written for birth workers and some material is specifically for doulas, but everyone is welcome to attend: birth workers of all kinds, educators, activists, mothers, partners, non-mobile babies.
There is no charge to attend this class. There will be snacks. Hosted by Jessica Blessing and Marcie Winkle
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