Upcoming Events

Monthly Education Meeting - April 11th, 6pm-9pm

The Politics of Birth

Join the Green Party of Monroe County for a screening of the documentary film Orgasmic Birth with a moderated discussion panel to follow. 

Orgasmic Birth is a documentary that examines the intimate nature of birth, an everyday miracle, and the powerful role it plays in women’s lives when they are permitted to experience it fully. This documentary asks viewers to reexamine everything they thought they knew about giving birth and the potential it holds.

Undisturbed birth is revealed as an integral part of women’s sexuality and a widely neglected human right. Couples share their birth experiences, discussing their fears and how they found the support, nurturing, and ultimately the power and strength within themselves to labor and birth their babies in a beautiful, loving, and ecstatic way.

Panelists Amy Vater Haas, Willa Powell, Dianne Cassidy, and Adriana Lozada will discuss how current and proposed local, state, and federal laws affect a woman's access to healthy and safe reproductive health care.

Amy Vater Haas is a childbirth educator, writer, consultant & lecturer in the field of pregnancy and birth. She is also the Education Chair for Rochester Area Birth Network and Mom to 2 wonderful young men.

Willa Powell has been a birth activist since 1997, is a founding member of the Rochester Chapter of International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) and member of the Board of Directors for Citizens for Midwifery (CfM) since 1998, having served as their President for 2 years. CfM is the only national consumer organization advocating for the Midwives Model of Care. ICAN is a national organization that advocates reform in the way the US delivers maternity care services.

Dianne Cassidy is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), health educator and is doula trained. She is a passionate birth and breastfeeding advocate. Dianne speaks on breastfeeding and birth topics locally and internationally. She is a co-leader with Rochester Area Birth Network. Dianne has 3 children of her own, including twins, and 3 step children.

Adriana Lozada is a birth doula and eco-maternity consultant. She is committed to educating, empowering, and giving expecting parents the support they need so they can have a rewarding pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. Adriana has been a Steering Committee member of the Doula Cooperative of Rochester since 2007, and has an 8 year old daughter.

Steering Committee Meeting - April 22nd, 7pm-9pm, Location: Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St.

The GPoMC Steering Committee oversees all Green Party activity within Monroe County and is open to all enrolled Greens. Decisions are made through a modified consensus process. Please forward agenda items to our Co-Chairs.

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