Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Rootead Cultural Competency Training for Birthworkers and Beyond

Join Rootead in a day of cultural competency training specific to our community surrounding birth justice.

Some things you will walk away with
-statistics on race and birth in Kalamazoo
-dismantling racism in Kalamazoos birth culture
-microagressions, what are they
-unpacking your privilege
-LGBTQ, immigration, religious needs in a hospital
-cultural practices of indigenous peoples

Light snacks provided
60 minute break for lunch, bring your own plz!

Investment $30-$50 sliding scale

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Jun
6
4:30 PM16:30

Meet Your Doula

Pregnant and looking for Birth or Postpartum support? Come learn what a doula is and how we can support you.

Find the perfect DOULA match for you! 

Rootead Doula Collective invites you join us for a fun evening of Doula Speed Dating. Interview many unique Doulas in a fun, interactive party atmosphere. Snacks provided. If you find someone you jive with, you can reserve them on the spot for your birthing time. Instant. Wholistic. Doula. Care.

4:30 - 5:00 pm ~ Mix and Mingle with Doulas and expectant parents
5:00 - 6:00 pm ~ Doula Speed Dating! 

We are a unique, community-based doula program that is designed to assist clients and their families in achieving the most positive and healthy birthing experience possible. We are committed to building a culturally competent, anti-racist, birth justice movement. We are are diverse group including multiracial, multilingual and LGTBQ+ doulas. We believe that every birthing person who wants a doula should have one and are working toward making that a reality in Kalamazoo. 

Rootead Doula Collective is a made up of Birth and Postpartum Doulas supporting women and birthing people through the childbearing year.

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M'Bemba Bangoura is Back
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

M'Bemba Bangoura is Back

M’Bemba Bangoura has traveled the world as a performer and teacher of the djembe drum. As a native of Guinea, West Africa, M’Bemba began playing djembe at the age of 7. At age 21, he was invited to play for Ballet Djoliba, the national company of Guinea. In 1992, M’Bemba moved to the United States and has been an integral part of the entire drum and dance scene nationwide. He has recorded 3 solo albums and 2 volumes of DVDs called Wamato: Everybody Look! Dedicated to teaching, drumming, dancing, and spreading the knowledge of his culture, M’Bemba is one of the prominent ambassadors for Guinean drum and dance.

Drum 6-7:30pm $20
Dance 7:30-9pm $20

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Rootead Cultural Humility Training for Birthworkers and Beyond

Join Rootead in a day of cultural competency training specific to our community surrounding birth justice.

Some things you will walk away with
-statistics on race and birth in Kalamazoo
-dismantling racism in Kalamazoos birth culture
-microagressions, what are they
-unpacking your privilege
-LGBTQ, immigration, religious needs in a hospital
-cultural practices of indigenous peoples

Light snacks provided
60 minute break for lunch, bring your own plz!

Investment $30-$50 sliding scale

You can make payments here

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