Restorative Investing

Thank you for being here, in community with us, as we develop an ecology of care that provides access for all people into our clinic and services of Reproductive Acupuncture.

Your contribution is not tax deductible, as our clinic is not a non-profit organization. This scholarship fund is a monetary gift from you with the vision of building equitable futures for all people.

Your generosity can make a difference!

 Your Gift

• is a direct response to remove financial barriers of receiving Reproductive Health care for BIPOC in the greater Bellingham area.

• creates a care ecology

• subverts systemic injustices and inequality.

• is an act of solidarity that shares and redirects resources that promote collective well-being and social equity.

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please Join Us in Building Beloved Community

MLK’s fundamental principle of nonviolence centers around what he called “Building Beloved Community.”

We understand that to address the inequities and disparities in fertility and maternal health outcomes we need to develop an ecology of care that takes action for creating healthier futures and communities for BIPOC.

Building stronger and healthier communities create an ecology of care for a more humane existence. By giving to this fund you are participating in an act of love embraced by the concept of interdependence which is deeply embedded in the history and practice of Chinese medicine and Reproductive Acupuncture.

INTERDEPENDENCE

“The word ubuntu, from the southern African Nguni language, refers to the idea that “I am because you are.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu once said that a person with ubuntu “has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.”

“In the Jewish tradition, the Hebrew word echad, meaning “one,” often refers to the oneness of God. But its interpretation as “one” in the mathematical sense is not quite accurate. The word echad refers more to the oneness of all beings. It is the oneness that binds all beings together. I’ve also seen echad translated as “bound together” or “compound unity.”

“The West African Adinkra symbol for Ese Ne Tekrema means “teeth and tongue” and represents how teeth and tongue play different roles in your mouth but must rely on each other to be complete.

Kapwa is a central concept in Filipino psychology and can be translated as “togetherness,” “shared self,” or “being with others.” Author, poet, and retired multicultural studies professor Leny Strobel describes kapwa as “the tendency to see the world with all its beings as a holistic system where things operate interdependently.”

“The Diné/Navajo word hózhó refers to the interdependence and balance between one’s clan, their birthplace, nature, and beauty. Everything in the physical and spiritual realm is related to hózhó, and “to be in hózhó” is to be at one with all that is around you.

“In Lak’ech Ala K’in is a Mayan concept and greeting that means “I am you, and you are me,” or “You are my other self.”

Excerpts from: Kazu Haga, in Healing Resistance.

Thank you!

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