~ Guest Post ~
My name is Colleen Flaherty, I’m part of the non-profit Rochester Area Birth Network.
We are hosting a movie premiere of the documentary The Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & the Farm Midwives, at Schults Center at Nazareth College. The event starts at 4:30 pm on Sunday, March 24, 2013.
At our event we are holding a silent auction comprised of local artist work and local businesses. Would you be interested in donating a piece of artwork? The money raised will go back to RABN to host more educational events in our community! Feel free to visit our website at rabn.org and email me your questions and thoughts. I can be reached by phone at (585) 261-3743.
Your donation needs to get to me no later than March 10.
Private Film Screening
The Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives
Come for an evening of treats, drinks, local artisan silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and Rochester’s first private screening of Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives, winner of the 2012 audience award at the LA Film Festival.
Tickets for the event at Nazareth College are $7.00 and available here.
Our Facebook event page is here.
Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune. Today as nearly one third of all US babies are born via C-section, they fight to protect their knowledge and to promote respectful, safe maternity practices all over the globe.
From the backs of their technicolor school buses, these pioneers rescued American midwifery from extinction, changed the way a generation approached pregnancy, and filmed nearly everything they did. With unprecedented access to the midwives’ archival video collection, as well as modern day footage of life at the alternative intentional community where they live, this documentary shows childbirth the way most people have never seen it–unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring.
Thank you so much for considering making a donation and I hope to see you at the film screening event on March 24!