Please join us for a screening of Catching Babies; Celebrating the Power of Birth, Women & Midwives
This is part two of a Birth Justice Film and Book Series, co-hosted by International Center For Traditional Childbearing's Illinois Chapter (ICTC Illinois), Chicago Birth Workers of Color (ChiBiWoCo), Chicago Volunteer Doulas and Chicago Freedom School.
Snacks and beverages will be provided. A donation is requested on a sliding scale from 0-$15 and can be accepted now or at the door. Click here to donate now!
More info on Catching Babies; Celebrating the Power of Birth, Women & Midwives:
"Catching Babies is a feature length, documentary film that follows four women as they discover the art of midwifery at Maternidad la Luz Birth Clinic and Midwifery School on the US-Mexico border in El Paso Texas. As the women juggle their rigorous academic struggles, they must also provide excellent healthcare to mothers and babies living on the border, many of whom have no access to quality healthcare. Catching Babies is a vibrant and lyrical film that rethinks the way national borders and the medicalization of birth that separates women from each other, their traditions and their natural power to give birth to life.
Maternidad la Luz Birth Clinic is one of a handful of clinics that is able to offer natural birth options to low-income women. Women from Ciudad Juárez, the Mexican city across the border from El Paso, have poured into the clinics doors for over 24 years to receive quality care in a nurturing environment. Advancements of modern medicine are valued alongside Mexican and indigenous Mexica traditions. Despite the increasing militarization of the border, Maternidad la Luz continues to be a safe space to unite women in a beautiful comunidad of all walks of life. Like the clinic, Catching Babies, weaves in and out of cultures and languages. Midwives and students respect their clients by passionately providing quality care despite citizenship status."
- May 04, 2017 at 7pm – 9pm
Chicago Freedom School
719 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
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