Tuesday 3 PM PDT – 6 PM PDT
Where to watch: Zoom.
Casa Tia Luna proudly presents…
What You Didn’t Know About the Rebozo
with Montse Olmos and Mayte Acolt*
A two part series presented live on Zoom, both sessions are required:
Part 1: Tues May 11 from 3-6pm Pacific Time (5-8pm Central Time)
Part 2: Thurs May 13 from 3-5pm Pacific Time (5-7pm Central Time)
A virtual knowledge share on the cultural appropriation of Rebozo work, anti-racism & the decolonial history of the Rebozo.
Thank you for being here! This virtual knowledge-share is designed for BIPOC and white birth-workers, and anyone who wants to invest in their anti-racism education, learn about the de-colonial story of how the Mexican Rebozo came to be, and become accomplices to Indigenous communities.
Our offering is split into two days. On day one, we meet for three hours and learn about the decolonial story of how the Mexican Rebozo came to be.
We explore the real harm that cultural appropriation causes and how to become an accomplice to Indigenous communities, among other topics. Day two is exclusively for attendees to bring their questions and for processing thought and feelings that may have come up during day one. Open to white, Black, Indigenous, other People of Color.
*Montse Olmos and Mayte Acolt are Totonaca Indigenous birth companions and migrants in the United States. Mayte is a traditional Sobadora since age seven, taught by her grandmother. Montse was raised by her family elders who practiced herbal medicine, Sobadas and energetic healing. They host “What You Didn’t Know About the Rebozo” together and share about the history of the Rebozo from an Indigenous perspective, while connecting it to the work of anti-racism, Indigenous liberation and becoming an accomplice to historically oppressed communities.
Mayte and Montse began a movement in March 2020 to remove Rebozo birth techniques from Doula Training Organization in the U.S., as a result of the excessive and inappropriate use of this sacred textile amongst Doulas and Midwives. They conduct this work with genuine concern for the commercialization and dilution of the Rebozo and propose that extensive mentorship and hands-on learning from expert Elders is necessary in order to practice Rebozo body-work in an ethical way.
Your registration is required through Eventbrite for the donation of $80 per person, for both days of attendance, five hours total.
We ask that everyone donate what you can so we are able to continue to offer these kinds of ancestral teachings to our communities of color through Casa Tia Luna , our Bay Area medicine house founded in 2020. If for any reason you cannot pay the fee or are unable to register online, please contact us directly at least 2 days prior to the circle at email@example.com , so we can discuss how we can make this happen with a donation that’s possible for you and/or a trueque/barter.
As part of Casa Tia Luna’s commitment to community-based learning/knowledge sharing, 15% of all donations for this series will go to a Black or Indigenous midwife practicing in communities of color. UPDATE: Doña Yolanda Bautista, a traditional midwife from la Sierra norte de Oaxaca, will be the recipient for this gathering. Please learn more about their work at: http://imparcialoaxaca.mx/…/doy-la-vida-por-cada-bebe…/
IMPORTANT: When you register for this class, you are committing to attending both days. Please make sure you check your time zone, in order to eliminate confusion about the time of our gathering.
Doulas & Midwives: It is understandable if you must step away or miss the live-stream to care for a client. For folks that have children, it’s always okay to step away to care for them. Both days will be recorded and made available to watch on Zoom for a limited time.
See Video link for FAQ’s about this Rebozo circle.
Looking forward to meeting you!