Dr. Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon is a mother, Birth Justice Advocate, Professor at the City College of New York, and kundalini yogi. Trained under Ancient Song Doula Services, Griselda’s praxis is grounded in advocacy around the rights of women of color during and after birth. She’s authored a chapter in the anthology Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy and Childbirth. The home-birth of her sun Talib transformed her life. Village Birth International advocates for respectful maternity care. Founded in 2006, VBI engages maternal health models that work for families and carry a wide-reaching impact on communities. In Syracuse, VBI’s work with women of color, refugees and LGBTQ families also engages the ways systemic racism, national identity, and economic conditions affect birth outcomes and maternal and family well-being.
This event was published on November 17, 2020.