Strength, Care, Resilience

Birth and Reproductive Justice Summit
August 6 – 8, 2021

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we carry out our birth and reproductive justice work in service to our families and communities. Doulas haven’t been able to go inside of hospitals, we’re using telehealth technologies, and there is new territory to navigate in service delivery. 

Despite the barriers and challenges our community has faced this past year, there are also causes for celebration. Many organizations have had massive impact during this pandemic time, including passing state legislation SB 10 to protect abortion rights, convening to provide policymakers with recommendations on how birth workers and reproductive justice advocates can continue to be supported, and continuing and pivoting programming in response to the emergent needs of our communities.

The TWU Indigenous Women’s Health and Reproductive Justice team is honored to take the lead on organizing a virtual Birth & Reproductive Justice Summit, August 6 – 8, 2021. The Summit will bring together a diverse group of New Mexico organizations doing courageous work in reproductive justice. Our goal is to gather doulas, midwives, funders, state and tribal leaders, and ally organizations to build on the work we are each doing, and to learn how we can do it together in a holistic way. 

This online Summit will be free to all participants. We will share more details as they are confirmed.

To receive updates about this event, including notice when registration is open, please sign up for our IWH/YVK Doula Project email list here (make sure to check the “Indigenous Women’s Health / Doulas” list box).