Young Women United (YWU) invites Indigenous and Native women, femmes, and gender non-conforming people, ages 18 and over, to join us for an Art and Organizing Institute based in Albuquerque, NM. The institute will center the lived experience and expertise of participants on a wide range of pregnancy-related issues that may be part of people’s lives, including fertility, miscarriage, abortion, prenatal, labor, postpartum care, and more. Participants will share their insight on what shifts are needed to increase access Indigenous/Native communities have to supportive pregnancy care people may need over their lifetime. For two months, participants will shape public art and messages that speak to these issues.
Who should apply?
- Indigenous* and Native women, femmes, and gender non-conforming people
- Ages 18 and over
- Participants do NOT have to have experience with pregnancy or pregnancy related care themselves, but simply need to be interested in having these conversations
*Indigeneity is often complex and multifaceted. We know that borders have been both dangerous to the construction of Indigenous identity and crucial to maintaining sovereignty. We understand some of our Chicanx, Hispanx and/or Latinx families have deep Indigenous roots. At this time, we are prioritizing participants who are Native Indigenous people from tribal nations.
Participants are expected to engage in seven working Art and Organizing sessions. We would like to build a community of trust and continuity, in turn participants will be expected to attend every session.
Participants will be compensated for their engagement and attendance in this project: $700
($100 per session)
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