From the Choices in Childbirth Sexy Moms series,
Wednesday, March 24
Where: Babeland (462 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Lauren Abrams, a community health center midwife from Park Slope, will speak about her experience as a lesbian partner raising two children. She’ll discuss navigating the medical world as part of a lesbian couple, communication between the birth and non-birth mother, changing desires, donor dads, taboos, etc. This event is jointly sponsored with Choice in Childbirth/The New Space for Women’s Health and Park Slope Parents.
(and check out all the monthly Choices in Childbirth events here.)
INTERRUPTED LIFE: INCARCERATED MOTHERS IN THE UNITED STATES
A traveling public art installation: March 8-26, Kimmel Center, New York University
A dramatic exhibit of painting, drawings, sculpture, and photography that documents the experiences of incarcerated persons in the United States. Interrupted Life seeks to educate and invites discussion about current realities and decent solutions to a major and growing problem in U.S. society. National curator: Rickie Solinger (WAKEUP/Arts). The Interrupted Life art show was made possible by Ford Foundation support.
Open to the NYU community and general public
March 9: Opening Panel: Women of Substance, Kimmel Center, Room 804, 4-6 pm.
Panel begins with a documentary on the relationship between incarceration and substance abuse. Following the film is a panel discussion with formerly incarcerated women, who give compelling accounts of addiction, incarceration, separation from children, and the need for alternatives to prison–especially for nonviolent drug law violators.
March 16: Justice Works Benefit Gala, Kimmel Center, Commuter Lounge, 6-8 pm (Tickets $100)
March 25: Closing Panel: Motherhood and Incarceration, Kimmel Center, Room 804, 4-6 pm.
Panel discussion with formerly incarcerated women and members of Women on the Rise (WORTH) about the issues and dilemmas women face as mothers while imprisoned.