Ngamumu: Decolonising Maternal Health through Creative Art and Ancestral Practices

Join RMIT's Contemporary Art and Social Transformation research group for a discussion about Ngamumu (For Mothers), a community focused creative arts and cultural development project that seeks to decolonise maternal health by supporting mothers during the first 1000 days of motherhood.

In this CAST OUT LOUD event, Lia Pa'apa'a and Merindi Schieber will share their project Ngamumu (For Mothers). Through visual and performing art forms, Ngamumu is creating culturally safe spaces for cultural exchange between the indigenous communities, mothers and families they work with. 

Please join Ngamumu founders Lia Pa'apa'a and Merindi Schieber, and moderator Dr Ruth De Souza for a conversation on the value of the arts to build relationships and stimulate community dialogue and shared cultural experiences. 

This event is proudly hosted by the Contemporary Art and Social Transformation (CAST) research group based in the School of Art, RMIT University.

Image credit: Ngamumu Founders Lia Pa'apa'a and Merindi Schrieber. Image courtesy of the artists and Bridies Journal.

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