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raving_liberal ([personal profile] raving_liberal) wrote on December 30th, 2009 at 12:15 pm
North Metro Atlanta BOLD Red Tent
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2010
Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Roberts School (Cafeteria)
Street: 4861 School Street, Acworth, GA 30101

The North Metro Birth and Breastfeeding Coalition (NMBBC) is proud to present its first BOLD Red Tent event. Please come out and join us for this day of sharing birth stories and a friendly meal together.

This baby/small child-friendly gathering of woman is intended to promote a sense of community and to encourage each other through pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. All women are welcome, whether they are already mothers, are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, are interested in learning more about birth, are childbirth professionals/educators/advocates, or simply want to support the birthing women and mothers in their lives. Through opening a dialogue about childbirth, we hope that all women can become empowered to make the choices that are best for themselves and their babies.

The "price" of admission to this event is a potluck dish to share. Dishes of all kinds are welcome -- vegan/vegetarian or not, main or side dish, sweet or savory. Please be sure to label any containers or serving ware so they can be easily returned. Notecards will be provided on site so that you can let everyone know if your dish is vegan/vegetarian or allergen-free (dairy free, gluten free, etc.).

NMBBC will also be hosting a raffle of items and services relating to pregnancy, birth, and natural mothering, generous donated by area businesswomen and craftswomen. All proceeds from these raffles will go to the Pailes family, in support of Sonya Pailes's tireless efforts in the local childbirth community, even in the face of her family's recent, tragic loss. If you would like to donate and products or services to this raffle, please let us know. A list of our sponsors will be posted here and at the event, so attendees can become familiar with the kind and giving businesses in our area.

Please contact us in advance if possible so we can get an idea of how many are attending and what dishes will be available, but also do not be afraid to just show up at the door with a casserole and a smile!

We hope to see you all there.

You can learn more about BOLD here: http://www.boldaction.org/redtent/index.html
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