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Stand Against Racism at ICTC Friday April, 30th 2pm-5pm _Free!

Contact: Marguerite Hall, Programs Manager, International Center for Traditional Childbearing: 503-460-9324;

[email protected]

The International Center for Traditional Childbearing will be hosting a Stand Against Racism Event in association with the YWCA national observance. Come participate in a stand against racism by signing the SAR pledge.

There will be refreshments, live music, speakers, video viewing and discussion.

WHEN: Friday, April 30, 2010, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm.

2pm-3pm –Meet and Mingle. An ICTC representative will talk about contemporary racial issues and how they are connected to the ICTC mission.

3pm-4pm –View the PBS documentary “When the Bough Breaks”.

4pm-5pm –Discussion following the video.

WHERE: ICTC headquarters, 2823 North Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217

WHAT: ICTC is proud to announce that it will be hosting a Stand Against Racism Event in association with YWCA national observance of taking a stand against racism. ICTC has joined over 2000 other participating sites nationally in hosting an event that builds awareness of racism and shows its commitment to eliminate racism by signing the YWCA pledge. Join the discussion about contemporary forms of racism. Learn how racism effects infant mortality rates and creates health disparities. Find out about ICTC’s grassroots work and how it extends nationally and internationally to eliminate health disparities and prevent infant mortality. This event is free of charge.

WHO: Keynote speaker: Mikal Shabazz

Other Speakers: ICTC members of the Board and Staff

ICTC is an infant mortality prevention, breastfeeding promotion, and midwife training organization located in Portland, Oregon. Its mission is to build capacity in order to improve birth outcomes by increasing the number of culturally sensitive health care providers.

HOW: Please RSVP your attendance to the Stand Against Racism Event by emailing: [email protected]

Drop-ins are welcome.

For more information contact ICTC at 503-460-9324 or [email protected]

ICTC

International Center for Traditional Childbearing

PO Box 11923

Portland, OR 97211

office: 503-460-9324

[email protected]

www.ictcmidwives.org

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