Current members:

L-R: La Tanya Carmical, Sandy Mills, Nina Roberts, Charlene Gumbs, Shawn Nealy-Oparah, Mar Stevens
(kneeling) Jillian Lyles, Mya Cross

Sistahs of the Drum events for June, 2016

EOP Graduation
When: June 4, 2016, Saturday, 10:00am
Where: California State University East Bay,
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA 94542

WhenJune 4, 2016, Saturday, 11:00am-5:00pm
WhereSan Mateo Central Park 
50 East 5th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
Free Event

Sistahs of the Drum events for April, 2016

UCSC Women of Color Cluster
When: April 23, 2016, Saturday, 11:00am
Where: UC Santa Cruz, GSC: Above Quarry Plaza

Sisters of the Drum events for February, 2016

Birthing Justice Book Launch
When: February 24, 2016, Wednesday, 7:00pm
Where: Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613
Free, Register through:

The Birthing Justice anthology shares deeply moving stories by black women about giving birth and childbirth activism. The editors and contributors trace the origins of birth injustice to the first medical experiments carried out on enslaved women, they unpack the hidden history of the granny midwives who birthed the majority of childrenwhite and blackin post-Emancipation South, and they explore the rise and impact of the medical industrial complex. Along the way, they share transformative testimonies of struggle, activism and healing. This book will transform forever the way you think about childbirth!

Join co-editors Alicia D. Bonaparte and Julia Chinyere Oparah, guest readers from Black Women Birthing Justice and special guests Sistahs of the Drum for an evening of celebration and inspiration. Hosted by powerhouse reproductive justice advocate Shanelle Matthews.