I met Regina Townsend on Twitter or was it Face book? She founded this wonderful little organization called The Broken Brown Egg which is dedicated to raising awareness of African American issues around infertility. She is working to erase the shame of infertility in her community – and the surrounding the myths that plague the African Americans around fertility.
She is grass gross advocacy at it’s best. And I think that we should all support her. Join her organization. Follow her on twitter and friend her on Face book. Even better – we can help her raise a little money to keep her organization going!
In fact you can join Regina on September 17th at the A.H.A. Gala for African American Infertility in Chicago, Illinois. The theme is changing African-American thoughts on infertility and reproductive health are Awareness, Hope, and Activism (A.H.A).
So On Friday, September 17, 2010, The BrokenBrownEgg is asking, “Have you had an A.H.A. Moment?” Join them at their formal introduction to the community where they will also seek to raise funds for the cause: The A.H.A. Gala for African American Infertility.
This first annual gala seeks to address the inherent need for awareness and activism concerning minority infertility and reproductive health. The unique appeal of the gala is that it will raise funds for a Cade Foundation Family Building grant to be used for adoption or in-vitro fertilization expenses. This event is open to the public and will be held at the Loft on Lake, 1366 W. Lake Street., Chicago, Illinois.
Individual tickets are $60.00 and $480.00 for a table of 8. Please register at http:www.thebrokenbrownegg.eventbrite.com.
“The BrokenBrownEgg represents the brokenness of spirit that comes with infertility, the brokenness of information distributed to our community about infertility and reproduction,” says Regina Townsend, Founder and Executive Director of The Broken Brown Egg Inc. NFP. “but it also represents the fact that without that brokenness, change can’t come. You can’t have an omelet, a cake, bread, etc., without breaking at least ONE egg. I’ve been broken….but I’m creating something BEAUTIFUL. A bread that will nourish my people.”
The Broken Brown Egg was developed as a vehicle to begin cultivating more effective information and awareness for African-Americans and other minorities who face unique challenges when dealing with infertility. The organization is the brainchild of Regina Townsend and was first introduced as a blog in June of 2009. Since its inception, the organization has received positive support from Resolve,The National Infertility Association; Fertility Partnership, a growing fertility clinic located in Missouri; Family Acuity, a surrogacy and infertility consultation service, and many other family planning organizations. This event will be the signature celebration for the nonprofit, and we hope to see you there.
Please visit http:://www.thebrokenbrownegg.com for more information on this growing organization, tickets, and other upcoming events. Contact: Regina Townsend The Broken Brown Egg Inc. (NFP) 312.875.HOPE (4673) thebrokenbrownegg.com