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Please join us 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, or adoption. 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. There will also be an opportunity to purchase the book at the event.

Appetizers will be served!

Sponsored by: UCSF Students for Choice with support from the School of Nursing, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, and ANSIRH 

Bio: Mary Mahoney, LCSW, and Lauren Mitchell, MS/Doctoral Candidate, are co-founders of The Doula Project and the authors of The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People (2016, The Feminist Press), and the forthcoming On the Precipice of Parenthood: Narratives of Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth (2019, Demeter Press). 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.


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