October 1, 2012 by AROMidwifery
$2942.81 for ICTC’s conference scholarships!!! Thank you all scholarship supporters!!!!
Thank you for joining AROMidwifery in raising funds for scholarships for Birthworkers of Color to attend the International Center for Traditional Childbearing’s 8th Annual Black Midwives and Healers Conference this month in Miami.
The fundraiser launched on August 27th. Exactly one month later the scholarship closed, and we transferred $2942.81 to the International Center for Traditional Childbearing. The ICTC awarded more than 10 scholarships with these funds!
Over 80 donors contributed to this vital cause! You know that supporting students and midwives for color is one of the single most important things that we can do for the profession of midwifery. Donors and other supporters also made the campaign successful by sharing on Facebook and other social media. NACPM, MANA, several state midwifery organizations, and the YWCA put their muscle behind the campaign too, sending out email blasts to their membership. At a September anti-racism training organized by the Wisconsin chapter of the NACPM, attendees raised $500 in contributions in one afternoon!
This sort of collective energy has real transformative power. If just one month of effort can yield such rich concrete results, think of the long-term change we can make. If we work together, midwifery can be a movement for racial justice in pregnancy and birth. We can realize a vision of sustainable support for birthworkers of color, helping all mothers and babies, families and communities, to thrive.
Thank you so much for being part of the collective effort that realized this goal in such a short time! Many hands make light work and we are grateful for yours! We look forward to working with you again.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generous donations!