Monday 11/3: Author Michele LeeWORKING THE ROOTS – 400 YEARS OF TRADITIONAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN HEALING
Michele E. Lee and Yemanya Napue tap into the deep ancestral knowledge and wisdom of how African Americans survived, continued birthing babies, cared for self, nurtured their babies, and were wet nurses for the "master’s" baby - all the while surviving through slavery and jim crow.... to build a tradition.
(CANCELLED) Monday 11/19: Ms Navina Khanna, Director, HEAL Food AllianceBUILDING SOCIAL MOVEMENT THROUGH FOOD
Navina Khanna is the Director of the HEAL Food Alliance (Health, Environment, Agriculture, Labor), a national cross-sector food and farm justice coalition. She has dedicated over 15 years to creating a more just and sustainable world through transforming food systems, and in 2014, her work was recognized with a James Beard Leadership Award. She has worked as an educator, community organizer and policy advocate across sectors and communities.
Wednesday 11/28: Dr. Marilyn WongPOSTPARTUM JUSTICE - DEFENDING OUR NEW MOTHERS
We will sum-up our 11-session series by defining Postpartum Justice as a set of values forming the foundation of postpartum care that is equitable and reasonable. It is free from sexism, racism and institutional barriers. It is based on society’s collective responsibility for all parents of new babies. It distills the postpartum wisdom of the past and transforms it to serve the future. Come join us to envision our collective next steps and celebrate our journey with refreshments.
This lecture is part of a project to gather postpartum traditions, to expose current postpartum realities and to define postpartum justice. Come join us. Public welcome.
Ethnic Studies 199/ Asian American Studies 199: Traditional Postpartum Wisdom: Implications for Contemporary Postpartum Justice. (For additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org or HERE)