Talking About Race Conversation Circle

Join us for our Conversation Circle series on Talking about Race. Open to all moms wanting to learn more about systemic racial inequality.
About this Event
Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.

These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

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During the month of December, we will be discussing the Historical Foundations of Race.

All resources for December can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/historical-foundations-race

Monday, Dec 7, 8pm
Please plan to review the material before we meet.

Read and view first half of material, starting from Historical Foundations of Race. Stop at “The Origin of Race in the USA” video

Thursday, Dec 17, 7 pm
Please plan to review the material before we meet.

Begin with “The Origin of Race in the USA” video. Read and view the remaining resources on the page.

*This event is based on each individual pursuing personal education and then engaging in open conversation. The discussions will be facilitated by HER Health Collective co-founders, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane.

Both Cindi and Crissy are engaging in this 7-month long conversation series in an effort to pursue their own education and engage in discussion alongside fellow moms. They both draw on experience in this area, Cindi as a former facilitator of Racial Justice Roundtables at the YWCA and Crissy as a former high school social studies teacher with a master’s degree in teaching. Neither claim to be experts on racial equality, inclusion, or social diversity, rather they aim to create a safe space for mothers to explore, learn, and grow in their understanding of this topic together through open dialogue.

Talking About Race Conversation Circle

Join us for our Conversation Circle series on Talking about Race. Free and Open to any mom wanting to learn more about systemic racial inequality.
About this Event
Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.
Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.
It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.
Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.
These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.
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During the month of December, we will be discussing the Historical Foundations of Race.
All resources for December can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/…/topics/historical-foundations-race
Monday, Dec 7, 8pm
Please plan to review the material before we meet.
Read and view first half of material, starting from Historical Foundations of Race. Stop at “The Origin of Race in the USA” video
Thursday, Dec 17, 7 pm
Please plan to review the material before we meet.
Begin with “The Origin of Race in the USA” video. Read and view the remaining resources on the page.
*This event is based on each individual pursuing personal education and then engaging in open conversation. The discussions will be facilitated by HER Health Collective co-founders, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane.
Both Cindi and Crissy are engaging in this 7-month long conversation series in an effort to pursue their own education and engage in discussion alongside fellow moms. They both draw on experience in this area, Cindi as a former facilitator of Racial Justice Roundtables at the YWCA and Crissy as a former high school social studies teacher with a master’s degree in teaching. Neither claim to be experts on racial equality, inclusion, or social diversity, rather they aim to create a safe space for mothers to explore, learn, and grow in their understanding of this topic together through open dialogue.

Talking About Race Conversation Circle – Whiteness (Part 2)

Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.

These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

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During the month of November, we will be discussing Whiteness.

All resources for November can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/whiteness

Wednesday, November 4th 8pm
(Please plan to review the material before we meet. It should take approx. an hour to view/read these items)
Read Whiteness Intro (3 min)
Read White Privilege (5 min)
Read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh (5 min)
Watch Deconstructing White Privilege w/ Robin DiAngelo (22 min)
Read White Dominant Culture (5 min)
Watch Bell Hooks on Interlocking Systems of Domination (4 min)
Read Internalization of Whiteness and White Dominant Culture (3 min)
Watch TED Talk: White Men: Time to Discover Your Cultural Blindspots (17 min)
Reflect Questions (5 min)
Monday, November 16th 7pm
(Please plan to review the material before we meet. It should take approx. 45 mins total to view/read these items)
Read Confronting Whiteness (7 min)
Follow Link to “White Fragility” author Robin DiAngelo breaks it down(link is external). Article (7 min) and Video (30 min)
Consider Let’s Think, Talk & Act Questions (10 min)
Watch How to Talk to Kids about Race (3 min)
*This event is based on each individual pursuing personal education and then engaging in open conversation. The discussions will be facilitated by HER Health Collective co-founders, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane.

Both Cindi and Crissy are engaging in this 7-month long conversation series in an effort to pursue their own education and engage in discussion alongside fellow moms. They both draw on experience in this area, Cindi as a former facilitator of Racial Justice Roundtables at the YWCA and Crissy as a former high school social studies teacher with a master’s degree in teaching. Neither claim to be experts on racial equality, inclusion, or social diversity, rather they aim to create a safe space for mothers to explore, learn, and grow in their understanding of this topic together through open dialogue.

Talking About Race Conversation Circle – Whiteness

Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.

These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

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During the month of November, we will be discussing Whiteness.

All resources for November can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/whiteness

Wednesday, November 4th 8pm
(Please plan to review the material before we meet. It should take approx. an hour to view/read these items)
Read Whiteness Intro (3 min)
Read White Privilege (5 min)
Read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh (5 min)
Watch Deconstructing White Privilege w/ Robin DiAngelo (22 min)
Read White Dominant Culture (5 min)
Watch Bell Hooks on Interlocking Systems of Domination (4 min)
Read Internalization of Whiteness and White Dominant Culture (3 min)
Watch TED Talk: White Men: Time to Discover Your Cultural Blindspots (17 min)
Reflect Questions (5 min)
Monday, November 16th 7pm
(Please plan to review the material before we meet. It should take approx. 45 mins total to view/read these items)
Read Confronting Whiteness (7 min)
Follow Link to “White Fragility” author Robin DiAngelo breaks it down(link is external). Article (7 min) and Video (30 min)
Consider Let’s Think, Talk & Act Questions (10 min)
Watch How to Talk to Kids about Race (3 min)
*This event is based on each individual pursuing personal education and then engaging in open conversation. The discussions will be facilitated by HER Health Collective co-founders, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane.

Both Cindi and Crissy are engaging in this 7-month long conversation series in an effort to pursue their own education and engage in discussion alongside fellow moms. They both draw on experience in this area, Cindi as a former facilitator of Racial Justice Roundtables at the YWCA and Crissy as a former high school social studies teacher with a master’s degree in teaching. Neither claim to be experts on racial equality, inclusion, or social diversity, rather they aim to create a safe space for mothers to explore, learn, and grow in their understanding of this topic together through open dialogue.

RBG Virtual Watch Party & Discussion (OPEN)

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Explore her unique and unknown personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court.

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An event for moms to come together virtually to view the documentary RBG and discuss the legend and impact of the Notorious RBG, this is one you won’t want to miss. We can’t wait to see you!

Conversation Circle: Social Identity & Systems of Oppression (Part 1) (OPEN)

Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.
These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

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During the month of October, we will be discussing Social Identity and Systems of Oppression.

All resources for October can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/social-identities-and-systems-oppression

Monday, October 5th 8pm
(Please plan to review the material before we meet. It should take approx. 45 mins total to view/read these items)
Read Intro (2 min)
Watch Ted Talk – How to Understand Power w/ Eric Liu (7 min)
Read Systems of Oppressions and Social Identities (3 min)
Complete Stop and Think – Exploring Your Own Social Identity Activity (30 mins)
Tuesday, October 20th 5:30pm
(Please plan to review the material before we meet. It should take approx. 45 mins total to view/read these items)
Complete Learn More – Read Fact Sheet on Privilege and Oppression in American Society (20 mins)
Read There is No Hierarchy of Oppression (2 mins)
Watch #APeoplesJourney “African American Women and the Struggle for Equality.” (3 min)
Read text after video and Consider Stop and Think (5 min)
Complete Let’s Think (10 min)
WATCH: How the U.S. Suppressed Native American Identity (3 min)
Consider the Reflect Questions (5 min)
*This event is based on each individual pursuing personal education and then engaging in open conversation. The discussions will be facilitated by HER Health Collective co-founders, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane.

Both Cindi and Crissy are engaging in this 7-month long conversation series in an effort to pursue their own education and engage in discussion alongside fellow moms. They both draw on experience in this area, Cindi as a former facilitator of Racial Justice Roundtables at the YWCA and Crissy as a former high school social studies teacher with a master’s degree in teaching. Neither claim to be experts on racial equality, inclusion, or social diversity, rather they aim to create a safe space for mothers to explore, learn, and grow in their understanding of this topic together through open dialogue.

Book Club: How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

“I was a wonderful parent before I had children.”

― Adele Faber, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Grab your copy of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk and join us for what is sure to be a great discussion.

Participants are encouraged to grab whichever version of the book is most applicable to their life. We will all be able to contribute to the conversation regardless of which version is read.

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The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) is a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.

Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine). Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to:

· Cope with your child’s negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment

· Express your strong feelings without being hurtful

· Engage your child’s willing cooperation

· Set firm limits and maintain goodwill

· Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline

· Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise

· Resolve family conflicts peacefully

Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

We hope you can join us for what is sure to be en enlightening discussion. Even if you haven’t had a chance to read the full book, we encourage you to attend! We’d love to hear your insights on the topics discussed.

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This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP in Eventbrite to receive access to the event page and zoom link.

Conversation Circle: Race & Racial Identity – Part 2 (OPEN)

Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.
These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

During the month of September, we will discuss Race and Racial Identity.

September Guide – PLEASE VIEW/ READ THESE BEFORE WE MEET FOR EACH SESSION
All resources for the month of September can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/community-building

September 9, 5:30 pm (30 min)
Read “Race as Social Construction” (3min)
Read Teaching Tolerance Report “Race Does Not Equal DNA” ( 15 min)
Read “What is Racial Identity” (2 min)
Read “Developmental Models of Racial Identity” (5 min)
Read “Racial Identity Development” PDF (5 min)
September 24, 8 pm (45 min)
Read No One is Colorblind to Race & Children are not colorblind to race PDF (20 min)
Read “Understand More About the Dangers of Ignoring Race” (2 min)
Read article “When you say you ‘don’t see race,’ you’re ignoring racism, not helping to solve it(link is external)” (5 min)
Read Racism definitions (5 min)
Read Breaking the Silence (3 min)
Read and reflect on questions (10 min)
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*This event is based on each individual pursuing personal education and then engaging in open conversation. The discussions will be facilitated by HER Health Collective co-founders, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane.

Both Cindi and Crissy are engaging in this 7-month long conversation series in an effort to pursue their own education and engage in discussion alongside fellow moms. They both draw on experience in this area, Cindi as a former facilitator of Racial Justice Roundtables at the YWCA and Crissy as a former high school social studies teacher with a master’s degree in teaching. Neither claim to be experts on racial equality, inclusion, or social diversity, rather they aim to create a safe space for mothers to explore, learn, and grow in their understanding of this topic together.

Special Event: Generations Gathering (Non-Members $10)

A virtual gathering for moms to connect with their moms, and enjoy conversation, laughter and connection with other women.
About this Event
Join us for a virtual gathering of the generations complete with heartfelt conversation, lots of laughter, and an opportunity for you to connect with your mom!
This event is for moms and their moms (i.e. the grandma/memaw/mommom/grammy of the family)!
We will share stories, laugh, and connect over the journey of motherhood all while enjoying a hot cup of coffee, tea, or mimosa from the comfort of your home (and your favorite leggings)! No fancy dress or makeup required for this get-together.
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This event is free to HER Circle members and their moms.

Non-members are welcome to join for just $10, please purchase a ticket via Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link to your inbox. Only one ticket is needed per mother/gradmother pair.

Members do not need to purchase a ticket on Eventbrite and can access the zoom link via the Monday member email or the private Facebook group.

Not a member of HER Circle yet? What are you waiting for? We’d love to have you!

Our fun, supportive community of women is the perfect way to build your circle of mom friends, take time for yourself, and gain access to the expert information you care about most. Many of our events are virtual and provide you with a place to connect with like-minded women, build authentic friendships, and connect with trusted experts to get your most pressing questions answered!

*HER Circle Enrollment is currently closed*

Join the waitlist and be the first to know when we’ve re-opened the doors to new members!

Special Event: Expert Panel Roundtable – Improving Health for Mothers (Non-Members $10)

Join us for our third expert panel roundtable of 2020.

Topics to be discussed at this roundtable include:

Diastasis Recti and Associated Myths
Pelvic Organ Prolapse and treatment options
Endometriosis
Perimenopause
Adrenal Health/ Hormones and endocrine issues across the lifespan
Dealing with Mental and Emotional Impact of Physical Changes in the body
Navigating the financials of healthcare and how it impacts the family
Basic Lab Testing for Preconception/Prenatal/ Postpartum patients
Test Results — “Normal” is not always optimal: Clients that present with “normal” results but still struggle with a variety of symptoms; Shifting medical responses away from statements such as: “it’s part of being a mom,” “You’re getting older,” “Nothing we can do for you”
Our 2020 Expert Panel includes:

Adrienne Alden – RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING
Jessica Altemara – LACTATION CONSULTANT
Katherine Andrew – NUTRITIONIST
Dr. Stacey Bean – PHYSICIAN
Lauren Campbell – RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING
Sara Gonet -NUTRITION
Dr. Erika Grace – PHYSICAL THERAPY & PELVIC HEALTH​
Brit Guerin – FITNESS & HEALTH COACH
Laura Henson – NUTRITION
Billie Karel – NUTRITION
Anna Lutz – NUTRITION
Dr. Louise Metz – PHYSICIAN
Eva Miller – ART THERAPY
Dr. Lindsay Moses – PHYSICAL THERAPY & PELVIC HEALTH​
Dr. Lindsay Mumma – CHIROPRACTIC & REHABILITATION
Dr. Amanda Seavey – MENTAL HEALTH & INSOMNIA
Dr. Elizabeth Sierakowski – PHYSICIAN & FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
Dr. Polly Watson – GYNECOLOGY & FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
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This event is free to HER Circle members.

Non-members are welcome to join for just $10, please purchase your ticket via Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link to your inbox.

Members do not need to purchase a ticket on Eventbrite and can access the zoom link via the Monday member email or the private Facebook group.

Not a member of HER Circle yet? What are you waiting for? We’d love to have you!

Our fun, supportive community of women is the perfect way to build your circle of mom friends, take time for yourself, and gain access to the expert information you care about most. Many of our events are virtual and provide you with a place to connect with like-minded women, build authentic friendships, and connect with trusted experts to get your most pressing questions answered!

*HER Circle Enrollment is currently closed*

Join the waitlist and be the first to know when we’ve re-opened the doors to new members!