Ujamaa: Conflict Resolution
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Ujamaa: Conflict Resolution

Location:

950 North 12th Street

Rapkin Auditorium – Aurora Sinai

*Lunch and Child Care Provided.  Registration Encouraged

The 4th Kwanzaa Principle is Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) is impossible to achieve without the understanding of effective conflict resolution.  The Doula Roundtable learn the importance of shared wealth building through communitarian exchange—sharing and cooperating, and how to effectively practice this concept by first learning how to promote peace and re-conciliation.  In addition, this work shop focuses on the importance of leadership and advocacy to control and create policy.

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Kuumba: Creativity
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Kuumba: Creativity

Location:

950 North 12th Street

Rapkin Auditorium – Aurora Sinai

*Dinner and Child Care Provided.  Registration Encouraged

This workshop focuses on the 6th principle of Kwanzaa, Kuumba.  Creative innovations as well as cultural traditions in birth work are discussed with a special emphasis on how these practices improve and enhance positive birth experiences among Black mothers.  The Doula Roundtable will share examples of their work, ideas and aspirations.  Workshop activities focus on how talents, creativity, expertise can be shared collectively to improve community health status. Creative restoration of the birth-right as Black birth workers will be reinstated with an official ceremony and rites of passage.  This workshop ill culminate with the Black doulas making a commitment to put their creativity and talents to work by creating a resource guide.

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Ujima! Collective Work and Responsibility
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00
CDI

Ujima! Collective Work and Responsibility

Location:

960 North 12th Street

Rapkin Auditorium – Aurora Sinai

*Lunch and Child Care Provided.  Registration Encouraged

Ujima! Collective Work and Responsibility Workshop

The focus of this workshop is the 3rd principle of Kwanzaa, Ujima, which means from the words of Kwanzaa Creator Maulana Karenga. “To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together”.  Doula Roundtable members learn the importance of their moral obligation to maternal child health through the lens of Black culture, lived-experiences, resiliency, and self-preservation.  During this workshop participants learn that achievements in infant maternal health is not seen through the lens of a person, institution, or an organization, but collectively through the realization and acceptance of genuine, non-coerced, collective agreements. Doulas practice collaboration skills that allow them to work effectively and efficiently toward the common goal of enhancing and improving positive birth outcomes.  Ujima is achieved through the spirit of  Harambee, which means in the Swahili  language  Let’s all work together!

Doula Roundtable Jewelry Exchange

We are asking all doula’s to bring one piece of jewelry that they are willing to exchange with another doula in attendance. We recommend either a bracelet or pair of earrings, but whatever you would like to exchange is up to you!

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Umoja Community Building Workshop
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Umoja Community Building Workshop

Location:

Steigleder Auditorium 

Aurora Research Institute Lower Level

1960 North 12th Street. Milwaukee, WI 53233

The 1st Kwanzaa principle Umoja is actually Unity; and has a main concept of  Community Building; the practice of harmonious togetherness, not simply a being together.  This workshop sets the foundation by supporting doulas to define what brings them to this work, how they define community, and how they want to show up in community with other doulas.  It also focuses on the importance of holding each other accountable in this ‘space’ so that the true community of doulas can be actualized.  Focusing on community building activities, this workshop emphasizes the autonomy of each member of the Doula Roundtable as well as community service to improve maternal child health. 

*Parking available in front of building.

*Lunch and Child Care Provided.  Registration Encouraged.

This is a repeat event, back by popular demand.


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