Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives

September 22, 2011


In "Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives," 12 women from movements around the world invite us into their lives, sharing their vision of what the world can and must become, and showing us what they and their community are doing to build that world. From Idla Martines de Souza organizing with the Landless Workers Movement in Brazil, to Emem Okon building peace in middle of a resource war in Nigeria, to Juana Ferrer and Via Campesina turning towards food sovereignty to end gender violence, each of these women have important wisdom and vision to share with us all.

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We encourage you to link the book on your website and print excerpts in your publications. We are also excited about doing workshops or presentations on the issues and movements featured in Birthing Justice, and ways that the US public can get involved. If your organization may be interested in collaborating on such efforts, or using Birthing Justice within academic or popular education curricula, contact Deepa Panchang at or 505.349.5563.

Ordering paper copies:
You can also order paper copies of Birthing Justice to send to your membership or allies. To order copies, please send an email to with the information below. Someone will respond within a week with the total amount owed (including the cost of the books and shipping). Then, please mail a check made out to "Other Worlds" to Other Worlds PO BOX 791127, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70179. Once the check is received, the books will be shipped to you. 
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Birthing Justice blog series: We're publishing one narrative per week on our website and with a number of online partners, including Truthout, World Pulse, Huffington Post, Women's International Perspective, and more! Check them out here!


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Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives by Beverly Bell and Other Worlds is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.


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