You are invited to listen to true pregnancy, labor/delivery and postpartum stories told by laboring people/mothers, partners/fathers and care providers.
Our continued goal in hosting this event is to create solidarity, strengthen community, and foster self-empowerment. We will do this through hearing and seeing ourselves reflected in the stories of others like us, or those completely different from us!
Following the show please stay for refreshments and a reception. You will be able to mix and mingle with doulas/birth professionals, the monologue performers and people involved with CVD.
RSVP BELOW: Suggested donations between $15 and $35 for admission. People who select a $25 donation or higher will receive an electronic copy of the Birth and...Monologues Zine which includes the program and the Monologues that you will hear. Click here for more information.
Feel free to donate more to help allow someone to come who may not be able to donate. Day of admission is OK without an RSVP or donation. Please note we will NOT be able to take any cash at the door. QuickPay/Zelle/Square/PayPal are acceptable.
Interested in telling your story, having someone else tell it for you or having your story published in our Birth and....Monologues Zine? Please submit your monologue request HERE no later than February 15th. We welcome stories from the pregnant/laboring person/mother, partner/father/doula or care provider (OB's and Midwives)
We are interested in all types of stories; whether you have something funny, sarcastic or sad.
Any telling or printing of stories will be anonymous if you wish.
Please submit your monologue request HERE. No later than FEBRUARY 14th.
Questions? Please contact Sonia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note these stories during the show will cover all ranges of emotions and we are aware that there my be triggers for some people. We will have "Safe People" who are experienced in postpartum and birth trauma available throughout the performance if needed.
Thank you to SMACK DAB CHICAGO for donating food and dessert for our event
Thank you to The Community Builders for the use of the Oakwood Shores Community Center. CVD will be collecting coffee k-cups and snacks for the Oakwood Shores Community Center. If you would like to join us please bring a box of coffee k-cups (decaf or regular) and non perishable snacks that will be kept at the center.
- March 14, 2020 at 2pm – 4pm
Oakwood Shores Community Center
3825 S Vincennes
Chicago, IL 60653
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- $15.00 USD