Humanity in Healthcare: Conversations about Birth in Pr*son
This semester, Pr*son Birth Project is hosting its first annual symposium. The goal of our event is to raise awareness and foster a discussion surrounding Pr*son reform and reproductive justice.
The symposium will feature a tabling event with related student organizations and non-profits, two keynote speakers, and several workshops regarding reproductive justice, mental health, and criminal justice reform.
Admission is free, but please fill out the registration form above! The event will take place on the fourth floor of Palmer Commons.
Keynote speakers include:
Toni Bunton: wellness mentor, advocate, former prisoner of MDOC
Lindsey Vandenburg: activist, former prisoner of MDOC who gave birth inside of Pr*son
Workshop facilitators include:
Asia Johnson: Dignity for Incarcerated Women Ambassador, poet, activist, former prisoner of MDOC
Valerie Borja: Mother, former prisoner of MDOC who gave birth inside
Jacqueline Williams: Executive Director of the Michigan Pr*son Doula Initiative
Emily Sluiter: Board President of the Michigan Pr*son Doula Initiative
Dr. Deb Landis Lewis: OB/GYN at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, care provider for many pregnant women in Pr*son
Chyrisha Rucker: MPDI Doula
Cozine Welch Jr.: Poet, PCAP associate, former prisoner of MDOC