Black History Month: Learning Opportunities

February is Black History Month with the 2022 theme – Black Health and Wellness. Please join us in honoring the achievements of Black lactation and birth support providers as we highlight events hosted by organizations across the country.

February 17, 2022: BreastfeedLA is hosting a virtual webinar, Black Women Breastfeed Too: Past, Present, and Future.

This live webinar features Shamiesha Ebhotemen, RN, CLES. “Ms. Ebhotemen will present a look at chest/breastfeeding in Black communities in a historical context, as well as introduce HERstory, a non-profit dedicated to the support of Black families in their chest/breastfeeding journey. Participants will be awarded 1.5 E-CERPS & 2 Contact Hours.Register for this online event.

February 17, and March 24, 2022: Jackson State University, College of Health Sciences, is hosting the virtual MomNBabyExcel Breastfeeding Excellence Conference.

The free two-day “conference will explore the complex issues of health and health care focused on MCH Breastfeeding and Early Nutrition within the state of Mississippi and beyond.” The theme for the February 17th webinar is Love and Support for Moms, Babies and Their Advocates; the March 24th theme is Breastfeeding: Nutrition and Wellness Conversations for Mothers and their Advocates. Register for this online conference.

February 25, 2022: Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association, Black Breastfeeding Caucus Webinar Series, Good Words: Writing for Birth & Breastfeeding Justice

Powerful storytelling has the power to shift policy, culture, and societal norms. In our “problem focused” new environment, how do we write stories of solutions for change that can influence policy and innovation? Join the Black Breastfeeding Caucus to learn more from…Communications Co-chair Kimberly Seals-Allers.Register for this online event.