The Urban Perinatal Education Center is collaborating with Movement Outdoors Education for this 3-day retreat of restoration and liberation. Movement Outdoor Education, MEO, promotes their space of equity access and liberation. In partnership with the Nature Conservancy, MEO has a beautiful home on the Narrow (Pettaquamscutt) River. The MEO lodge is located on Narragansett land in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, at the King Benson Preserve. MEO is a steward of this land and shares its teachings with our community. 


 Our goal for this retreat is to promote health wellness and reprieve to the demanding Black and BIPOC birth worker workforce. We will provide mindfulness and mental health stress releasing activities with MEO staff and local wellness practitioners. We plan to work with Kunal, Facilitate Change, to guide and facilitate conversations around implementing a mindset of connection, liberation, and boundaries. We will encourage opportunities to design and plan for future personal and professional projections - dream big, but dream well in self. Finally, we will evaluate our birth worker community to develop better ways to guide those who come behind us, ease their transition, and enhance their welcome to our work.