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: 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!

Conversation Circle: Race & Racial Identity – 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.

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)
* * * * * *

*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.

Reduce the Picky Eating Struggle

It’s important to understand that picky eating is normal for young children. A child may eat a whole lot of one food one day, and the next day they are all about another food. Children use intuition to pick the foods that they are going to eat. Maggie explains this using research and how to minimize the eating struggles.

Optimizing the Pelvic Floor After Kids – April Workshop

There is so much misinformation on pelvic floor issues and pelvic floor physical therapy out there.  So many of the issues have become normalized.  It’s never normal to experience urinary incontinence or have pelvic pain with sex. Dr. Lindsay Moses & Dr. Erika Grace discuss these topics to provide accurate details.

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