The Importance of Care: Parenthood, Caregiving & Community

Free to attend | All ages welcome | ASL services provided Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center In-Person | 5-7:30 pm PT Virtual via Zoom | 5:30-7 pm PT The Discovery Center hosts a thoughtful conversation on how essential care is to our daily lives. The event is connected to our current exhibition, Designing Motherhood: Things that Make and Break Our Births, and it will feature advisors to the exhibition, including Angela Garbes, author of “Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change," Dila Perera, executive director of Open Arms Perinatal Services, and Mercedes Snyder midwife and owner of Something Beautiful Midwifery. Local storyteller, Rosette Royale, will moderate the evening’s program, and following the discussion, panelists will participate in an audience Q&A. Image: Darquita with her mother Denyeta, Alexandria, VA, 1979. From "Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians." On view in the Designing Motherhood: Things that Make and Break Our Births exhibition.

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