Traditional postpartum wisdom - implications for contemporary postpartum justice
Ethnic Studies 199/Asian American Studies 199 (2 units)
Monday and Wednesday 5-7 PM
245 Hearst Gym, UC Berkeley
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. There will also be collective as well as individual projects for students who are enrolled.
Classes are meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays. Both the on- and off- campus community members are welcome to attend the following lectures:
10/15 – Dr. Brittany Chambers: Racism and its impact on maternal health outcomes
10/22 – Midwife Melinda Fowler: Black midwifery - History and Current Practices
10/29 – Acupuncturist Christopher Pearson: Postpartum food as medicine – TCM principles
11/5 - Author Michelle Lee: Working the Roots - Over 400 Years of African American Healing
11/19 – Ms Navina Khanna: Building social movement through food
11/28 - Dr. Marilyn Wong: Course Summation - Defining Postpartum Justice (+ celebration with refreshment)
Please register here for the upcoming 11/5 event.
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