Free Our Midwives :: An Afternoon of Activism & Community

by admin on March 10, 2010

As part of our line-up of events to prepare for Lobby Day 2010, BirthNet of the Fingerlakes is hosting An Afternoon of Activism & Community.

Learn and take action supporting NY state midwives while enjoying a potluck meal.  Kids activities, speakers, photo booth to collect pictures for the photo project, and more.  Sponsored by BirthNet of the Fingerlakes.  Free.  Saturday, March 13th, noon – 3 pm.  Women’s Community Bldg.
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In New York State, the freedom to choose midwifery care is in jeopardy.  New legislation, if passed, would protect and expand midwifery options for New York women.  BirthNet of the Fingerlakes is hosting an afternoon of activism and community, designed to celebrate midwifery and educate families on how they can take action.


Saturday, March 13th, 12p-3p
12 – 1:30    Families together! Bring a dish-to-pass, place setting and take action.
1:30        Speak out!  Hear our midwives, Barbara Lifton and others on how we can help.
2:30        Show your support!  Group shot of midwifery families for our photo project.


Women’s Community Building, 100 W. Seneca, Ithaca


Sponsored by BirthNet of the Finger Lakes.  BirthNet of the Finger Lakes promotes awareness and availability of healthy, normal, mother-friendly childbirth through education, outreach and advocacy. A consumer-based and volunteer-run working group, BirthNet of the Finger Lakes was created to protect, improve and expand birthing options in our local communities. Through lectures, presentations, discussions, community events and resource lists, BirthNet of the Finger Lakes provides information about all aspects of prenatal, birth and postpartum health.

You can also RSVP on facebook. See you there!

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