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UC Berkeley New Independent Study Course


  • UC Berkeley 245 Hearst Gym Berkeley, CA USA (map)

Traditional Postpartum Wisdom - Implications for Contemporary Postpartum Justice

Ethnic Studies 199/ Asian American Studies 199

Course description: 

Class meets Monday and Wednesday 5-7 PM in 245 Hearst Gym.  There will be weekly lectures to define issues confronting new mothers in our society under the forces of racism, sexism, individualism, and profit-making.  We also wish to distill wisdom from cross cultural postpartum traditions that had enabled the human race to survive and thrive through millennia.  We hope wisdom of the past can serve to frame a vision of postpartum justice for the future. Our collective project is the building of a website to gather information, research, resources, and multicultural postpartum recipes/stories. Course enrollment limited.

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