National Collectives & Organizations
Q/tpoc Birthwerq Project
About: "Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments
for all children and teens."
Gender Spectrum - Parenting & Family: https://www.genderspectrum.org/resources/parenting-and-family-2/
National Birth Equity Collaborative
About: "To reduce Black maternal and infant mortality through research, family centered collaboration, and advocacy." "National Birth Equity Collaborative in partnership with National Collaborative for Health Equity is a project of TIDES Center, the world’s largest fiscal sponsor." Founded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation http://www.wkkf.org.
National Perinatal Task Force
About: "The National Perinatal Task Force is a grassroots movement to start and grow Perinatal Safe Spots (PSS) in every ‘Materno-toxic Area’ in the USA, in order to eliminate racial disparities in birth outcomes and to create equity in maternal child health care."
About: "Jennie Joseph is a British-trained midwife, a women’s health advocate, the founder and executive director of Commonsense Childbirth Inc. and the creator of The JJ Way®. She moved to the United States in 1989 and began a journey that has culminated in the formation of an innovative maternal child healthcare system, markedly improving birth outcomes for women in Central Florida."
The Birth Place
About: "Orlando's renowned pregnancy care center where you can have YOUR baby, YOUR way! Serving West Orange and South Lake County since 2001, our maternity care team is ready to support you to achieve the birth of your dreams."
Ancient Song Doula Services
About: "Ancient Song Doula Services mission is to offer all pregnant and parenting individuals regardless of their socio-economic standing quality Doula Care, provide resources young mothers to make healthy choices in their lives, and advocacy to address health inequities within marginalized communities. Ancient Song is committed to addressing implicit bias and racism within healthcare system by providing evidence -based education in birth and reproductive justice, advocacy & training, and direct doula services to all regardless of their socio - economic standing."
Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
About: "SisterSong’s mission is to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights."
Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA)
About: "Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice."
Link to Resources - Literature: https://blackmamasmatter.org/resources/literature/
"The Black Mamas Matter Alliance was sparked by a partnership project between the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective (SisterSong) that began in 2013. The two organizations collaborated on story collection on the obstacles that Southern Black women face in accessing maternal health care, leading to poor maternal health outcomes and persistent racial disparities. These findings were included in a joint report – 'Reproductive Injustice: Gender and Racial Discrimination in U.S. Health Care' – submitted to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)."
Center for Reproductive Rights
About: "The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world."
Black Women Birthing Justice
About: "Shafia Monroe Consulting (SMC), provides training, webinars, keynote presentations, motivational speaking, and consulting for health professionals, to reach their goal of professional development, cultural competency, and better birth outcomes."
The Oxalis Collective
About: "The Oxalis Collective is three experienced socially-engaged healers of color committed to providing healing support to activists. We offer a comprehensive collection of tools intended to establish healing justice practice within groups to generate long-term sustainability and well-being for justice movements."
About: "#DoulaChronicles focuses on holistic uterine health and reproductive care by creating easier access of reproductive education for people of color. Our lives matter from birth."
The Doula Project
Roots of Labor Birth Collective
About: "Roots of Labor Birth Collective (RLBC) believes that everyone deserves a doula, regardless of one’s ability to pay. When you hire an RLBC doula, you are investing in the wellness of the greater Bay Area birthing community."
Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute
About: :The principles of emergent strategy include adaptation, interdependence, creating more possibilities, collaborative ideation, fractal thinking, transformative justice and resilience through decentralization. The work of the ESII is to help groups, organizations and movements bring these principles into their work through facilitation and training. We also aim to gather more facilitators and trainers interested in this approach."