A podcast about Celebrating 30 years of Beloved Community!
"Tewa Women United (TWU) is a multicultural and multiracial organization that was founded and is led by Native women. The name “Tewa Women United” comes from the Tewa words wi don gi mu which can be translated as “we are one” in mind, heart, and in the spirit of love for all."
They have four main programs:
Jessica Garcia-Lujan – Indigenous Women’s Health and Reproductive Justice Program Manager, has been working with Tewa Women United since 2010 as a community doula, childbirth educator, Certified Lactation Educator and in her current position since 2015. Her Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Health Studies is from Northern New Mexico College. Jessica is from the Pojoaque Valley, she is the mother of two boys, a community herbalist, and a passionate advocate for reproductive and birth justice.
Steph McCreary - is the current Yiya Vi Kagingdi Doula Project Coordinator at Tewa Women United. Steph's work at TWU has ranged from coordinating direct services for families in the six Tewa speaking Pueblos and Rio Arriba County; to training and mentoring doula students; to compiling a peer support guide for doulas and home visitors who may be providing care for substance using families in their communities.
How to network with TEWA Women United:
People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:
National Association to Advance Black Birth (previously called ICTC)
Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
Health Connect One - Birth Equity Leadership Academy (BELA)
Amy Wright Glenn
National Health Law Program
"Advancing Birth Justice. Community Based Doula Models as a Standard of Care for Ending Racial Disparities"
Ancient Song Doula Services
Every Mother Counts
Village Birth International
Adrienne Maree Brown
"Pleasure Activism" - a book
"Emergent Strategy" - a book