From the Wesleyan Doula Project:
Please join the Wesleyan Doula Project for our “Coffee Shop Talk” this Wednesday! Come sip coffee, eat snacks, and talk with Alexandra Duncan about her work as a Gynecological Teaching Assistant who teaches students about breast and pelvic exams – reconstructing the narrative we tell about our bodies.
Date: Wednesday, April 20
Time: 9:00-10:00 PM
Hannah Sokoloff-Rubin, Jesalyn Ortiz, and Alexandra Stovicek write in:
Passionate about reproductive health? Interested in working as a patient advocate in local abortion clinics? Want to be involved in the only college-based doula project in the country?
Apply to be trained as an abortion doula with the Wesleyan Doula Project!
For security reasons, people who get abortions aren’t allowed to bring anyone with them for support during or after their procedures. Our project trains Wes students to offer that missing support – as doulas, we volunteer weekly at local abortion clinics to provide patients with emotional and physical support and advocacy during their procedures and recovery.
We will be holding our annual training on April 2-3! If you are interested in applying, you must attend ONE of our two info sessions and complete an application and interview process. More details (and snacks!) at the info sessions.
INFO SESSION 1: Monday, February 8 from 7-8 PM in 41 Wyllys Room 113
INFO SESSION 2: Wednesday, February 10 from 7-8 in PAC 104
Julia Vermeulen ’15 writes in:
The Wesleyan Doula Project, founded two years ago, is training a new cohort of Doulas!
Doulas are non-medical support people who provide emotional, physical, and informational support to people making choices about their reproductive health. Our project focuses on abortion doulaing, and trains a dedicated group of Wesleyan students to work in the procedure and recovery rooms at two Planned Parenthood abortion clinics.
For security reasons, patients aren’t allowed to bring anyone with them for support during the procedure. Abortion doulas work alongside the medical staff to provide the best possible care to the patients.
The training is scheduled for November 8th-9th, and attendance at the info session is mandatory for participation in the training. SPACE IS LIMITED. At the info session, we will go over the history of the Wesleyan Doula Project, the role of a doula and the expectations of Wesleyan abortion doulas, and the application process for the training. There will obviously be snacks.
If you’re passionate about reproductive justice and want be involved in the first (and only!) doula project based on a college campus, please attend the info session to learn about our work and get involved!
Date: Wednesday, October 8th AND Thursday, October 9th
Time: 8:15-9 PM
Place: Judd 116