Retreat Schedule

Friday, July 26

4:00 – 6:00 Registration
4:30 – 5:30 Networking meeting for Activists who want to work on a national level
6:00 – 7:30 Dinner, welcome and announcements
7:30 – 8:15 Suzanne Arms  (Birthing the Future)  A History of Birth Activism
8:15 – 8:55 Sherry Payne (Uzazi Village)  Birthing While Black
8:55 – 9:30 Who are we?

 Saturday, July 27

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:40 Dawn Thompson – ImprovingBirth.org
9:40 – 10:20 Karen Brody -BOLD Method
10:20 – 10:40 Barbara Rivera - Empowered Birth Awareness Week
10:40 – 12:00 Moderated Working Groups
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Social Media Panel with Kate Donahue (Human Rights in Childbirth) and Gina Crosley-Corcoran (Feminist Breeder)
2:30 – 2:50 Grassroots Organizing and Political Change with Adeola Adeseun (California Families for Access to Midwives)
2:50 – 3:10 Political Strategy with Dave Paxon
3:10 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:30 VBACtivism with  Gina Crosley-Corcoran (Feminist Breeder)
4:30 – 5:30 Overcoming Activist Burnout, the BOLD Method Approach with Karen Brody
5:30 – 6:00 Managing the media Cristen Pascucci (ImprovingBirth.org)
6:00 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 8:10 Cristen Pascucci – Human Rights in Childbirth and Rebecca Dekker Evidence Based Birth
8:10 – 8:30 Report on working groups

Sunday, July 28

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:40 Michal Klau-Stevens – BirthNetwork National
9:40 – 10:20 Moderated Working Groups
10:20 – 11:00 Coordinated Action for next year, delegate responsibilities, go over communication plan
11:00 – 12:00 Fire-Up & farewell
1:00 – 3:30 Lunch for national leaders

This schedule is subject to change.  For more information about the individual sessions visit here.

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