RSVP by 3/16! MG Earth Skills 2012 Training #1:

Restoring Health, Childbirth & Independence from Industrial Medicine 

Saturday March 24, 2012 | 10am-5pm

@ Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists

1924 Cedar Street b/w Bonita St. & MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley
(15 min walk from Downtown Berkeley & N. Berkeley BART)

Please RSVP by March 16! See info at bottom.

Co-sponsored by MG and and the ReCLAIM Healers Collective (REsisting Colonial Legacy And its Impact on Medicine)  

In order for our communities to be truly resilient, self-sufficient and able to weather the impact of scarce resources (money, services, etc.), we must be able to access ‘health care’ in the basic & broad sense and not depend on the medical industrial complex.
In this day-long event we will highlight the importance of natural healing and evoke ancestral ways. We will talk specifically about restoring the role of Women in facilitating health, and look at the invaluable work of Midwifery and birth as a clear example of one of the most fundamental human experiences that has been co-opted and highly industrialized as part of the capitalist/dominant-culture way of life. Participants will learn practical healing techniques from first-aid & acupressure to making plant-medicine. 

We are thrilled and proud to bring you this circle of amazing speakers and practitioners:

Sara Flores: Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner in Womyn’s and Queer Health, Registered Nurse and founder of the ReCLAIM Healers Collective (REsisting Colonial Legacy & Its Impact on Medicine)

Atava Garcia Swiecicki: ReCLAIM member, Registered Herbalist, flower essence, acupressure, massage, dream-work and deep genealogy practitioner and founder of Ancestral Apothecary Healing Services

Deshaye Faughtner: ReCLAIM member, Owner of Muse Of Healing Acupuncture & Wellness Center, Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist & Certified Massage Therapist

Shanelle Matthews: Member of the Black Women’s Birthing Justice Collective and Communications Director for Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ)

Childcare & translation available!
For more information and to RSVP by Fri 3/16,
please contact Carla M. Pérez at:
Click here to download the event flyer in: English or Spanish!