LGBTQ Fertility, Family Planning & Integrative Wellness With Maya Scott Chung 6:30pm-7:45pm
Common Ground Room
Description of workshop:
Maya will facilitate an interactive workshop of clarifying your family building vision, examining what resources and strengths you bring to the family building process, where your struggles and questions are, and assessing different pathways to family formation. If you are considering assisted resproduction - where are the eggs, Sperm and uterus in your current family structure? Are you considering growing a family and need a sperm donor, egg donor, surrogate or co-parent. Learn how to gather your chosen family and your "Village People" of support people, providers and organizations so that you can be protected, respected, reflected and connected to grow your family.
She will lead the workshop based on this Family Building exercise:
SprOUT Family is a gender and sexually diverse non profit startup that supports LGBTQ* people through the family building process. We seek to advance access to reproductive services and trauma-informed care while centering the voices of historically marginalized people. We see the bridge between clinical and grassroots communities as vital to creating safer, inclusive and innovative spaces that bring culturally humble and equitable practices to the forefront.
*SprOUT Family supports and welcomes all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual/Allies, Polyamorous/Pansexual, and other persons. SprOUT Family does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, financial status, or age.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Maya Scott-Chung, MPH, CMT (pronouns they/them/theirs and she/her/hers) is the Program Director and Cofounder of SprOUT Family. (Www.sprOUTFamily.org) She has worked with LGBTQ people as a family building coach, grassroots organizer, reproductive justice advocate and public health educator. In 2003 her family co-founded Baby Buds, a grassroots multiracial POC and LBTQ family building support group. Maya was the Director of Education at Laurel Fertility Care in San Francisco for several years and conducted dozens of patient and provider seminars on reproductive access and options for LGBTQI people, single parents, HIV+ people and serodifferent couples. Maya coordinates the LGBTQI Family Building and Reproductive Justice Working Group in association with the CA LGBT Health and Human Services Network.
Maya received a B.A. in Multicultural Curriculum Development through Theater with minor concentrations in African American Studies and Women’s Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1991. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health at San Francisco State University in 2010. Her thesis, The LOVING QUILT: A People’s Living History and Herstory of Marriage Equality and Family Justice Movements, has toured throughout the US and India. Ms. Scott-Chung started an LGBTQI oral history archives with StoryCorps www.storycorps.org in 2010 and has served on the national Advisory Board of StoryCorps OutLoud. She has also contributed work to Dr. Sonia Nieto’s groundbreaking book,Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education.
Maya trained in therapeutic bodywork and holistic health education at National Holistic Institute in 1995 and taught at NHI for five years. She offers massage therapy and holistic health education at Bayan Roots and Rockridge Day Spa in Oakland and Archimedes Banya in San Francisco. An activist since high school, she has trained as an equity facilitator with Equity Institute and Cultural Humility with Dr. Melanie Tervalon and led workshops on cross-cultural alliance building and unlearning racism, heterosexism and other oppression issues for over thirty years.
Ms. Scott-Chung lives in Oakland, California with her husband, Chino, their daughter, Luna, her mother-in-law, Teresa and three lively cats. She is currently gathering stories and essays for an anthology focusing on transgender fertility, family building and reproductive justice with Transgress Press.