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Thu, May 21


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Intergenerational Birthwork: Healing through Storytelling and Ancestral Remembering

Storytelling with Cisa Payuyo

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Intergenerational Birthwork: Healing through Storytelling and Ancestral Remembering
Intergenerational Birthwork: Healing through Storytelling and Ancestral Remembering

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May 21, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Zoom Webinar

About This Event

Join us for a special evening of intergenerational storytelling. CfBS Core Members and Birth Workers Jen Maramba and Vanessa Ramalho welcome Cisa Payuyo who will gather with community to share stories and learnings about the healing capacity of ancestral remembrance in connection with birth. We will invite attendees to listen, engage, ask questions, and share, as well as participate in a collective womb healing ceremony. We invite kapwa of all genders and all experiences to gather with us... no past experience in birth work or having given birth is necessary to join us in in dialogue about the healing capacity of birth and ancestral remembrance, and birth's essential connection to the cycles of life and death. 

About Cisa Payuyo

Patricia "Cisa" Duque Payuyo (she/her) is a second-generation FilipinX American. She was born in Chinatown, Los Angeles and grew up in Echo Park, near Historic Filipinotown (Yangna Village in the Tongva Nation). Cisa attended Cal State University, Los Angeles as a Music Education major, and recently studied in the Master of Divinity program at Claremont School of Theology. She is an ordained minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a progressive Christian denomination. Cisa serves as a campus chaplain at Chapman University in Orange, California where she has nurtured college students in their spirituality for nearly 17 years. Before working at Chapman, Cisa served as a caseworker for Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (S.I.P.A.) and a library administrator for the Filipino American Library.  Cisa has three adult children. All of them were born at home, and each birthing experience was as unique as each child. She still lives in Echo Park with her Beloved and their furry love child.. 


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