Abortion doulas and beyond: The Doulas book talk
Please join for a talk by Mary Mahoney and Lauren Mitchell, co-founders of the Doula Project in New York City, the first full-spectrum doula organization in the country. Mary and Lauren will discuss their work providing hands-on support to people regardless of the outcome of their pregnancy — whether it results in birth, abortion, miscarriage, adoption, or parenting. They will read from their 2016 book The Doulas, which is a history of the organization and a guidebook for activists and health care workers.
Mary Mahoney, LCSW, and Lauren Mitchell, MS, are co-founders of The Doula Project and the authors of The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People, and the forthcoming On the Precipice of Parenthood: Narratives of Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth. For more than a decade, Mahoney and Mitchell have been sought-after speakers and regularly give talks to activists, students, doctors, and interested bystanders around the country. Their collective years of direct service work offer their audiences a little known window into the experiences of pregnant people and caregivers alike. In addition, their knowledge of grassroots organizational management provides audiences with a practical skillset for engaging in radical organizing in their own communities.
Appetizers will be served, and there will be an opportunity to purchase the book at the event.
This event is sponsored by UCSF Students for Choice, the School of Nursing, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, and ANSIRH.