IndigeBums: Introduction to Elimination Communication for BIPOC Caregivers
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | 4-6pm PST/ 6-8pm EST
*Workshop will be held via Zoom
*Workshop is open to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color including mixed POC and children of various global diaspora.
Workshop is open to all infant caregivers, birth workers, and people who intend to provide care to newborns at any time in the future. You do not need to be a parent or pregnant to attend.
Before diapers were invented, Indigenous people worked with the innate wisdom of their babies to “potty train” starting at birth. This practice is still widely used in certain cultures around the world, but has largely fallen out of practice in the United States, due to the exploitative practices of diaper companies and the suppression of Indigenous parenting traditions. In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to revitalize this important practice, now called elimination communication, in a hands-on, skills-based way.
You will learn:
- The importance of decolonizing approaches to diapering babies for the health of our Earth and babies
- How to connect more deeply with the innate, natural newborn behaviors that support potty learning from birth
- How to get started on elimination communication with infants age 0-6 months of age
You will receive:
- 2 hours of theoretical and hands-on instruction
- resource packet containing valuable checklists and further reading (Raeanne’s handouts are always epic!)
- Follow-up Instagram Live on @BirthBruja to answer any Q&A from the workshop.
You will need:
- A baby doll or two-legged stuffed animal and a small-medium tupperware dish (or baby potty) to practice the hands-on portion. OR, if you have a baby aged 0-6 months, feel free to bring them along to practice.
*If you have economic and social privilege and would like to redistribute the wealth,
please consider sponsoring the registration fee for a BIPOC family in need.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Raeanne Madison, MPH, is a crane clan citizen of the Ojibwe and Mexika nations, and also carries Dutch ancestry. A natural teacher and practicing postpartum doula and Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor, Raeanne has traveled extensively to tribal communities across Anishinaabe Aki (and online) to be a part of the resurgence of traditional kinship responsibilities in Indigenous communities. She has walked with hundreds of families and taught thousands more in the realms of pregnancy, birth, postpartum healing, and traditional parenting. Raeanne is a wife and mother of two.
Once payment is received, you will receive a PDF with further instructions.. Email email@example.com if you do not receive your confirmation email.
NonRefundable: All payments are nonrefundable.
Scholarships: Limited full and half-priced scholarships will be awarded to currently
pregnant/expecting BIPOC individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend due to
financial and social hardships. Applications must be submitted by Sunday, November 15th. Folks will be informed on Tuesday, November 17th.
To apply, email Eri@BirthBruja.com with a short share about who you are and why you want to attend and be sure to add "IndigeBums Scholarship" in the subject!
Do you work for a Community Org or an Academic Institution?:
Check to see if you can use continuing education funding to pay for this workshop! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need an invoice.