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Salon Series: Spirituality and Reproductive Experience

Join us for another amazing Bay Area Doula Project Salon Series event!

Bay Area Doula Project Salon Series Presents: 
Spirituality and Reproductive Experience

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 7:00pm until 8:30pm
Cost: Free, $5-$15 Suggested Donation for Bay Area Doula Project, no one will be turned away for lack of funds

 

Can religion, spirituality, abortion, and pregnancy co-exist peacefully? 

Join the conversation! Come out to Bay Area Doula Project’s August Salon Series event:

Rev. Baxter and Dr. Sarah Whedon (Bios below) discuss a spectrum of reproductive experiences through the lens of religious beliefs including Christianity and Paganism. 

Light refreshments will be provided for your snacking and mingling pleasure :). 

Sarah W. Whedon earned her Ph.D. in Religious Studies with an emphasis in Women’s Studies from UCSB and she teaches in the Department of Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary. She is the founding editor of Pagan Families: Resources for Pagan Pregnancy and Birth and the author of Birth on the Labyrinth Path: Sacred Embodiment in the Childbearing Year. Sarah is an ALACE-trained birth doula and BADP-trained abortion doula. Sarah’s teaching, research, and advocacy work center around topics of spirituality, feminism, and reproduction. She makes her home in San Francisco with her partner and their children. 

Reverend Darcy Baxter is a Unitarian Universalist Minister, currently serving as Director of Family and Youth Ministries at Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church in Hayward, CA. In addition to her congregationally-based work, she is a teacher, facilitator, and public speaker in the broader community on issues of reproductive justice, faith and religion, movement vitality, and the moral/theological legitimacy of progressive politics. Reproductive justice has been the soil of her theological work, starting from the human suffering that is revealed and addressed (or not addressed) through abortion provision. Prior to pursuing liberal religious ministry, she worked at the National Abortion Federation and Howard University. Rev. Baxter currently serves on the board of directors of the Abortion Conversation Project, is a member of the Center for American Progress’ Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute, and a member of the Reproductive Health Technologies’ Project Speaker Bureau on Abortion Access and Reproductive Equity.

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