Birthing From Within extends our deepest condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all of the other far-too-many victims of state-sanctioned racist violence. We are aware that there is nothing new about this phenomenon: indeed, state-sanctioned, white-supremacist violence played an integral part in the founding of the United States, and has continued uninterrupted since then, a daily fact of life for generations of Black Americans. Birthing From Within stands in solidarity with the individuals and organizations who are taking action to protect themselves, their families, and their communities from this violence.
We recognize that the same violence manifests itself in birth. Therefore, as a historically majority-white birth organization, we are working to decolonize ourselves and our work, and to create an equitable, inclusive, and diverse organization that truly serves the needs of all birth workers and all birthing people.
Learn more about our equity work and programs here.
The following links lay out various avenues of taking action against white supremacist violence, from educating yourself to making donations to contacting public officials.