BirthWorking In Collaboration: A Panel Discussion
Sunday, December 6th, 2020 | 11am-1pm PST/ 2-4pm EST
*Workshop will be held via Zoom
*Workshop is open to folks of all identities who are interested in birthwork &/or reproductive care
Learn the pros & cons, ins and outs of 4 different approaches to collaboration:
- Working collaboratively as a solo practitioner
- Working collaboratively in a team of 2 or 3
- Working collaboratively as an agency
- Working collaboratively as a collective or nonprofit
Participants will receive:
- 1hr of panel discussion
- 30 mins of small group Q&A with a panelist
- 30 mins of large group Q&A with all panelists
- A comprehensive pdf of all covered material
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Keelia Alder (she/they) has always loved birth. Her mom was a childbirth educator, so she was lucky enough to grow up with expectant parents practicing breathing techniques and birthing positions in their living room every Tuesday night. Becoming a doula was the most natural thing in the world for Keelia, and they've loved every second of it since she began birth work in 2015. As part of the birth justice movement, Keelia believes that all parents deserve an empowering and celebrated birth experience regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, body type, family structure or beliefs. www.DoulaKeelia.com
Brooke Patmor (they/them) is a full-time, full-spectrum birth worker working in occupied Olohne territory otherwise known as the San Francisco Bay Area. As a queer, fat, non-binary person themselves, Brooke is dedicated to offering inclusive care with a trauma-informed, anti-racist, and social justice framework. They support people through ALL birth outcomes including abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth and welcome people of all identities and family structures- recognizing the added challenges of navigating the birth and postpartum world as a queer-identified person or someone with other marginalized identities. www.borncollectivesf.com
Mary Durden (she/her) spends her time at work and in community advocating at the intersection of reproductive health, rights, and justice. She currently works at Ibis Reproductive Health on a campaign to make a birth control pill available over the counter in the US. She also helped establish a research project focused on improving abortion and contraceptive care for transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive individuals. She previously volunteered with the Boston Abortion Support Collective, a person-of-color-led initiative that provides free, compassionate support for individuals experiencing abortion. She supported the development and implementation of a new organizational structure, redistributing power to those who most reflect the communities they serve.
Eri Guajardo Johnson (she/they) is a bi-racial, Midwest-born birthworker, rape crisis peer counselor, birth consultant for trauma survivors, community educator, and founder of Birth Bruja. Drawing upon their 13+ years of experience supporting survivors of sexual assault, studying indigenous Mexican and Indian healing modalities, and obtaining her masters in Women, Gender, Spirituality & Social Justice from the California Institute of Integral Studies- she approaches healing & justice work as a mechanism for individual and collective liberation.
The Birth Bruja platform is a manifestation of Eri’s passion for birth work as a spiritual, liberational & decolonial practice. Join us for monthly workshops & gatherings that span the full range of this transformative work. www.BirthBruja.com
Once payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email with a PDF. The Zoom link is on the second page. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive your confirmation email.
NonRefundable: All payments are nonrefundable.
Scholarships: Limited full and half-priced scholarships will be awarded to BIPOC individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend due to financial and social hardships. Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 27th. Folks will be informed on Saturday, November 28th.
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 "Birthworking in Collaboration Scholarship" in the subject!