Decolonizing midwifery apprenticeship. Let's discuss some practical steps towards a restorative apprenticeship model that is in the benefit of the wider community. Re-imagine your midwifery practice and the relations you build all around. Join us in solidarity for a 2 hour webinar discussing how we can foster resilience and harm reduction for the next generation of aspiring midwives.
Tema Mercado is a Xicana Licensed Midwife in California and Partera Profesional Certificada in Mexico , mother to six children and a grandmother. She believes that birth work can change the world and has dedicated the last 11 years to birth and reproductive justice on the U.S Mexico Border serving families on both sides of the border. Tema was born and raised in San Jose, California and spent her adolescence in Mexicali, Baja California. Her midwifery practice and overall work in the community stems from a social justice and heart perspective. Tema is a traditional singer and story teller, these two gifts led her to share her voice as a speaker and facilitator. She believes that knowledge sharing is essential for the preservation of cultural healing arts. To find out more about Tema and her work, you can visit her website http://www.lamatrizbirth.com/ and her IG page @matrizmidwife.Email