UPDATE as of 3/1/21: CCCN Presents Community Book Club with Guest Author Dr. Deirde Cooper Owens

Updated: Mar 1, 2021


We are excited to announce two new sponsors for the CCCN Community Book Club and Guest Author Q & A event.

Thank you to our event Sponsors

Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition and Dignity Health on the Central Coast

for supporting this inspiring, impactful community event!

Due to recent sponsorships, CCCN will open the remaining book club dates and the Q&A on March 26th FREE to the community! Please register with the code FREE25 at checkout.

RSVP now!

Thank you to our event Supporter

Center for Family Strengthening. Thank you to our current book club speakers and members for their participation.


Are you a Birth and Wellness Professional? Healthcare or Medical Provider? Medical Student or Resident? Do you enjoy non-fiction books? Join CCCN Members for our first educational series event of 2021. Learn more about our upcoming Community Book Club with Guest Author Q & A. This event is open to all.


What book will we be reading? Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology by Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens.


What will we talk about?

This will be a 5-week book club with guest speakers who are experts in the field of medicine and local leaders improving the health of vulnerable populations while exploring the current state of Black Maternal Health in the United States.


Discussions will explore topics on race and racism over time, gender and gender inequalities, and bioethics caring for patients as well as general questions. Content Warning: Racism, Violence, Slavery. See book review here. Learn more about CCCNs call to action for improving Black Maternal Health in a blog post here.


How do I sign up? RSVP now!


How do I join the FB group? When you RSVP you will get:

  • Instant access to important event links.

  • Access to Private FB Group. Starts 2/18/2021. Join before March 20th!

  • Access to LIVE Q & A with Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens

  • Automatically entered to win an autographed copy of the book when you sign-up.


What is the event schedule?

2/4/2021 5:30 PM PST- Book Club Welcome with Moderator Zabrina Cox and Jennifer Stover via Zoom LIVE stream into Private FB group.


2/18/2021-3/18/2021 (Thursday's) 5:30PM-6:00PM- Weekly Discussions + Guest Speakers via Zoom LIVE stream into Private FB group.


3/26/2021 6:30pm-7:30pm- LIVE Q & A with Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens via Zoom

*Reminder all links are available when you RSVP.


Do I have to attend to FB Group Book Club? No, you can read the book alone, not at all, or all at once. The weekly discussion will correspond to topics of each chapter. You can only join the LIVE Q & A too, although joining the book club with peers is highly encouraged and can facilitate a more impactful experience.


Is this event a part of a larger book club? No, this is currently planned as a one time event from February 18, 2021-March 26, 2021.


What if I RSVP and I can't attend either event? At this time tickets are nonrefundable. Please contact hello@centralcoastcn.org if you have any questions.