Program outline


Thursday, April 30, 2015

9 am-5pm. Optional all day pre-conference workshops for one day price. Virtual conference tickets available.

4 pm-7:30 pm. Registration for Summit in Atrium.

3 pm-5 pm. Exhibitor set-up in Atrium.

5:00 pm-6:30 pm. Dinner Brown Bag in Atrium or local restaurants.

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Creating community ceremony, introduction of  BirthKeeper: Robin Lim. What is a BirthKeeper? And why are we here?  Panel with BirthKeeper Living Legends and honoring of elders. Lecture Fee $25 (included in Summit fee). Auditorium.


Friday, May 1, 2015

9 am – 10:10 am. Opening ceremony and collective gathering –Recap of definition, values and strategies of BirthKeeper Movement. Extended Panel on What does it mean to be a BirthKeeper in the Community I come from and serve?  Auditorium.

10:20- 11:45 Full group interactive session lead by Yeshi Neumann , Arisika Razak and Melanie Tervalon Learning to Communicate Well across our Differences Auditorium.

11:45am- 1:30 pm. Lunch-brown bag in Atrium or local restaurants. Exhibits open through evening. Films in the Auditorium.

 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm. Katsi Cook, Indigenous Midwife and panel on MotherBaby Mother Earth-Intimate Ecology . Panel and audience discussion. Auditorium.

3:00 pm-4:20 pm. First breakout session of workshops.

4:40 pm-6:00 pm. Second breakout session of workshops.

6:00pm-7:45 pm. Dinner Brown Bag in Atrium or local restaurants. Films in the Auditorium.

7:45 pm-9:15 pm. Introduction of Michel Odent  Childbirth and the Evolution of Homo Sapiens.  Panel on What kind of humans are we growing? Lecture Fee $25 (included in Summit fee).   Auditorium .


Saturday, May 2, 2015  One day attendance available

9:00 am-10:15 am. Opening ceremony. Recap - Full group interactions- Where are we are now in defining a social movement of BirthKeepers?  Extended panel on Modern Women-challenges, realities and solutions. Auditorium.

10:30 am-11:45 am. Third breakout session of workshops.

11:45 am-1:30 pm. Lunch-brown bag in Atrium or local restaurants.Encouraging mingling and discussions and gathering of Affinity groups. Exhibits open through evening. Films in the Auditorium.

 1:30 pm-2:45 pm. Loretta Ross , Human Rights for Women: Emphasizing the Intersectionality of Social Justice Issues and panel on Social Activism- how does it work?  Auditorium.

3:00 pm-4:20 pm. Fourth breakout session of workshops.

4:40 pm-6:00 pm. Optional Affinity group gatherings.

6:00 pm-7:45 pm. Dinner Brown Bag in Atrium or local restaurants. Films in the Auditorium.

7:45 pm-9:15 pm. Unifying collective gathering of BirthKeepers to empower for action. Share plans on social movement activities and spread of BirthKeeper Movement . Closing Ceremony. 


Sunday, May 3, 2015

8:30 am-9:30am. Yoga-Cynthea Denise- at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, 2151 M.L.K. Jr Way, ½ block from Berkeley City College.

9:30 am. Gather at MLK Civic Center Park with Action banners, costumes and fliers.

10:00 am Leave by BART , 1 block from Park, to San Francisco for ACOG Action.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Action on sidewalk in front of Moscone Convention Center during ACOG Annual Congress.


Monday, May 4, 2015

9 am-5pm. Optional all day post-conference workshops for one day price. With Jennie Joseph: Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way! Midwifery as a model for reducing racial disparities, building community and creating revenue