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SPIRAL Collective: Abortion Doula Training


This training will equip you with the skills necessary to provide compassionate physical, emotional, and informational support to someone having a surgical or medical abortion. Sign up online!

The SPIRAL Collective (a full-spectrum reproductive justice and support collective based in Minneapolis, MN) will be coming to Oberlin to teach a two-day Abortion Doula Training open to anyone, on Saturday March 31 & Sunday April 1, from 10am - 4pm on both days. This training is intended to help equip people with the skills necessary to physically, emotionally, and informationally support people having surgical and/or medical abortions. The training will focus on addressing marginalized and oppressed identities within reproductive justice.

If you are interested, you must fill out the application form by March 16 at the latest. To do so, use the following link: http://goo.gl/LnnAoV

There are only 38 spots available in the training, so don't forget to sign up soon!

SPIRAL is a volunteer full-spectrum reproductive options and support group comprised of doulas, birth-workers, and passionate reproductive justice advocates based in the Twin Cities. Learn more at http://www.spiralmn.com/

Check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/844722305708521/

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ACCESSIBILITY INFO

PARKING: There is a parking lot for students, staff, faculty, and registered visitors behind Hales Gym and the Cat and the Cream. The only parking lot open to non-college affiliated persons is the Mercy Allen Hospital parking lot, located adjacent to Hales Gym and the Cat and the Cream.

FRONT ENTRANCE: Paved sidewalks lead from all parking lots to the front entrance. The sidewalks are 69" at their narrowest. There is a two-inch step leading up to the front doors. The front doors are double doors swinging inward towards the building, measuring 34" each, for a total of 68" when both doors are open. The double doors lead into another set of double doors with the same measurements. None of these doors are automatized.

BACK ENTRANCE: Paved sidewalks lead from all parking lots to the back entrance. The sidewalks are 69" at their narrowest. There are double doors that swing outward away from the building, measuring 33.5" per door, for a total of 67" when both doors are open. These doors are not automatized. The double doors lead to a set of 9 stairs of 7" each leading up to a landing. There is a set of 10 stairs of 7" each leading from the landing to the Cat in the Cream. Each set of stairs has a handrail 33.5" above the steps.

RESTROOMS: There is a single-use gender neutral restroom on the same floor as the Cat in the Cream. It can be reached from the front entrance by going through a hallway measuring 63.5" across, or by going through the Cat in the Cream. The door swings in towards the bathroom, and is 34.5" wide. The door is not automatized. There are two handrails, one behind the toilet and one to the left of the toilet, each 36" off the ground. There are gendered multi-use bathrooms on the floor below the Cat in the Cream. There is a set of 8 steps of 7" each leading down to them. Sharps containers can be provided upon request.

THE CAT IN THE CREAM: There are two sets of doors leading into the Cat in the Cream. The main door is closer to the front entrance and is 36" wide. It swings outward towards the hallway, and can be propped open. The door is not automatized. The door closer to the back entrance and the bathrooms is a set of double doors measuring 30" each, for a total of 60" when both doors are open. They swing outward into the hallway, and are not automatized. The Cat in the Cream has armless chairs with backs as well as couches as seating options. The maximum occupancy of the Cat in the Cream is 330 people.

DIETARY: Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free foods will be provided for breakfast and lunch on both days. There will be a "pre-line" at meals for anyone who needs to get their food before the majority of the group, for any reason, no questions asked.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: There will be designated "tap-out" people at the training, who will be available to support others upon request, usually one-on-one, during the event. Information on how to identify and reach out to tap-out supporters will be provided at the start of the event.

Childcare, ASL, large-printed text materials, scent-free, and special seating can be provided upon request.

Thank you to the Radical Access Mapping Project for their Free Audit Templates, which we used as a model to write up accessibility information for the Cat in the Cream. Please check out their work here: https://radicalaccessiblecommunities.wordpress.com/the-radical-access-mapping-project/radical-access-mapping-project-vancouver/

Sat. Mar 31st, 10:00 am to Apr 1st, 4:00 pm | Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse

Contact

erosenb3@oberlin.edu
(212) 729-6473

Sponsored by

Oberlin Sexual Information Center
Oberlin Student Cooperative Association
Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse
Oberlin College Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies Department
Oberlin Students United for Reproductive Freedom
Oberlin College Multicultural Resource Center

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