Register Now for our 6th Annual Doula Retreat: March 15-16, 2019
Take Time to Nurture Yourself and Learn with Your Doula Sisters!
Schedule of Events:
Friday, March 15th, 2019
2:00 – 4:30 pm: Arrival/Check-in
4:30 – 6:00 pm: Craft
6:00 – 6:15 pm: Icebreaker Activity led by Anjanette Robinson
6:15 – 7:30 pm: Potluck Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 pm: Discussion Circle led by Anjanette Robinson
10:00 – 11:00 pm: Campfire & S’mores
Saturday, March 16th, 2019
8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast
9:15 – 11:15 am: “Broadening the Reach of Doula Care in Alabama” (panel discussion)
Moderator: Emma Bertolaet Panelists: Kendra Burrell, Marisa Dempsey, Leah Hayes,
ShaTaura Lewis, Robin McCormick, Melodi Stone
Panelists from BirthWell Community Doula Project, The Alabama Prison Birth Project, and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center will share their experiences of working outside the private doula system.
11:30 – 12:15 am: Game led by Julia Perz
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Potluck Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 pm: Free Time for Hike, Meditation, or Conversation (Your Choice!)
2:00 – 4:00 pm: “Full Spectrum Reproductive Justice in the South” (panel discussion)
Moderator: Melodi Spies Panelists: Lilith Stubsten, Lindsey Jayne Mullen, Candace O’Brien, Amanda Reyes
Join us as we explore the dynamics that shape our current reproductive experience in Alabama. We will discuss new ways of challenging reproductive oppression through organizing our collective power.
4:15 – 5:00 pm: “Where Do We Go From Here?” Open discussion on the direction(s)
and growth of doula work and doula community
5:30 pm: Closing Ceremony led by Lindsey Mullen
Register online (below) or complete a Doula Retreat Registration Form and mail with payment.
Have a client due around the time of our retreat? If you are called away to a birth and cannot attend, we will refund 75% of any registration fees paid. If you have to leave mid-retreat to attend a birth, we can prorate the fees paid and issue a refund.
Cost: $50 for BirthWell Partners Volunteer Doulas/$75 Non-Volunteers
We always try to keep the cost as low as possible, however, if the cost of the retreat is still a barrier, please let us know so we can find a way to make it possible for you to join us!
Location: Kanawahala Program Center (KPC), 831 Girl Scout Road, Chelsea, AL 35043