Breastfeeding and Incarceration: Panel Discussion on Maternal Rights in Prison and Criminalization of Black Mothers

breastfeedingpanel This event is designed to be a highly participatory panel discussion that brings together folks committed to breastfeeding advocacy, folks committed to the rights of incarcerated moms and their children, and folks committed to prison abolition.

While there is cross-over, many of us have not considered intersections in these issues. We would like to explore those intersections, and hopefully find some shared commitments and build something together that will not only expand the rights of incarcerated mothers, but explore the root causes of a growing rate of incarceration, especially of mothers of color. Will you join us?

Breastfeeding Behind Bars panel will feature Rebecca Artis, lactation consultant and board member of Breastfeed Chicago; Ayanna Banks Harris, who co-organizes the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander, Maya Schenwar, Editor in Chief at Truthout.

Special invited guests to be announced soon, and, hopefully, that will include YOU. Please share!

*FYI, free childcare will be provided. We’ll enjoy some refreshments when the door opens at 5:30pm, and panel will begin promptly at 6pm.

Thursday, June 26
at 5:30pm – 7:30pm
U.E. Hall, 37 S Ashland

We will gladly accept donations for the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund, through CAFMA, for anyone who would like to contribute, but nothing is formally requested, but your presence!

Here’s the Facebook Event Page

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