Retreat Schedule

Tentative Retreat Schedule

Friday, June 22
12:00 to 5:00 – Check-in
5:00 to 6:00 – Dinner and Intentions – Who the heck is WMM? and why are we doing this?
6:00 to 9:00 – Introductions and Inspiring Stories – Everyone will have a minute or two to tell their own story.

Saturday, June 23
8:00 to 9:00 – Breakfast
9:00 to 12:00 – Funfest! We will discuss entertaining ways to engage the public to educate them about all things birth related. We will develop a tool-kit of activities that can be carried out in every community.
12:00 to 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 to 5:00 – Nitty-gritty! Time to get serious and discuss ways to engage the folks in charge of “the system” (insurance companies, care providers, hospital administrators, legislators, etc.). We will plan 3 or 4 strategic activities that will happen in communities all over the country at the same time to draw attention to a particular issue.
5:00 to 6:00 – Dinner
6:00 to 9:00 – Fill out our timeline. Write down where we hope to be in 2 years time, then fill in a calendar with events that will help us get there! When we reconvene in a year’s time, we will celebrate our victories and we will be able to chart a new path for bringing about true change in maternity care.

Sunday, June 24
8:00 to 9:00 – Breakfast
9:00 to 11:00 – Wrap up and Good-byes
11:00 to 1:00 – Check-out

We could not be more excited about the potential in this weekend gathering. The time for talk has come and gone. It is time for action. By the end of this retreat, we hope that we will have built an army of fired-up mamas ready to go home and begin the process of takin’ it to the streets, sending the message that we won’t take birth lying down!