At our office located in historical South Los Angeles, we hold special events such as film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, workshops, classes and conferences taught by experts in maternal and child health. These events are aimed at perinatal professionals and parents.
2019 SPECIAL EVENTS
Mothercraft Circle – Mother’s Support Group – Kickoff Event: Motherwit: Tales of the Womb
Date/Time: Friday, October 25, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cost: Free for all who have Medi-Cal. Insurance Billing available.
Motherwit, Tales of the Womb is the kick off event for the Mindfulness Mothers Support Group will be held Friday, October 25th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in South Los Angeles. Our Mindfulness Mother’s Support Group meets on 4th Friday of every month is facilitated by a Nakeya Fields, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Cordelia Hanna, MPH, CHES, ICCE, CLE, CBA,Perinatal Health Educator. Sessions include yoga, art therapy, mindfulness, ceremony and discussion. These circles are a safe and supported space for pregnant women and new mothers of all cultural backgrounds to share “motherwit” and “mothercraft” — the wisdom and practicalities of being a mother. The event will include yoga, mediation. It will be a safe haven for mothers to share their expectations and experiences of childbirth and early motherhood and receive support from a circle of mothers. Free of Charge to all who have Medi-Cal. Insurance billing may be available. RSVP required. Learn More.
AWMNH Fundraiser: Kwanzaa with “Mama” Shafia Monroe, MPH, DEM
Thursday, December 26, 2019 – 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 3655 S. Grand, Suite 260, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cost: $100 per person, which is a tax-deductible donation to AWMNH. Includes lecture, music and dinner and Kwanzaa celebration. Children are welcome.
On Thursday, December 26, 2019, AWMNH will host a fundraising event on the 2nd day of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa has seven core principles, or Nguzo Saba. The second day is for Kujichagulia: Self-Determination: To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves. Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday was first started in the midst of the Black Freedom Movement by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Karenga believed that African Americans should have a holiday that focused strictly on their own cultural roots, traditions, struggles, and communities. Kwanzaa’s origins stem from the first African harvest celebrations and the name itself is adopted from “matunda ya kwanza,” which means “first fruits” in Swahili.
At this event, Shafia Monroe, MPH, DEM, Midwife and founder of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing will share her wisdom and experience regarding the important role of the Black midwives and Doulas in improving birth outcomes for African-American women and infants, and how we people of all cultural backgrounds can work together for Birthing Justice.
LOCATION OF EVENTS (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED):
The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health
Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand, Ste. 260, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (626) 388-2191
Our space is available for rent by the hour or day for special events, classes, workshops.
Please contact Debbie Benton, Manager of Community Programs at:
Debbie.Benton@motherbabysupport.net or call (626) 388-2191 ext. 2 or more information.