If you have never attended an abortion doula training before, do not worry! This training is appropriate for all those interested in work concerning reproductive justice, advocacy, and autonomy. Please reference our Statement of Purpose and About Us section on our website, cicadacollective.wordpress.com, for more information on the values that our collective is built upon.
Participants in this training will:- Be exposed to a red state and reproductive justice focused abortion doula training with an emphasis on addressing queer and trans* / gender and sexual minority populations - Learn about the different abortion procedures and the instruments involved with each procedure. - Be taught various ways to provide informational and emotional support to patients seeking care before, during, and after the procedure.-Explore how various communities might benefit from an increased competency in abortion doula skills. - Go home with resources and skills to address their communities needs.
The fee for the training is $30-$60, sliding scale.Nobody will be turned away due to an inability to contribute funds - if you are unable to contribute any amount, please call us at (940) 441-3337 or email us at email@example.com) and let us know. If you cannot attend the training but would like to offer financial support anyway, we would greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide through the link below - any and all donations are welcomed and appreciated!
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DEADLINE FOR THIS APPLICATION IS AUGUST 4TH
Cicada Collective is committed to providing and encouraging care that is centered around the needs of queer and trans* people. We are working to create a training experience that focuses on the importance of queer and trans* visibility by replacing the cis woman-centric and heteronormative language that is commonly heard in narratives about reproductive health. We believe that reproductive justice should include the struggle for access to compassionate care and respect for people of all genders, not only for identities that society labels worthy of reproducing. By trying to move away from language that excludes the existence of queer and trans experiences, and by providing resources that specifically address the health and lives of queer, gender non-conforming, and trans* people, we aim to provide support to our communities and encourage the need for this shift in language and practice as well.