All webinars are hosted by me and are each 90 minutes (unless specified differently), with one hour lecture and 30 minutes of questions and interaction time.

In the same tone of my other work, these webinars are not necessarily from a practical or mechanical perspective -- how to latch a baby, how to use a breast pump, how 'Breast Is Best', etc., since I believe much of that is secondary to social, cultural and political issues. Instead, they are about exploring this area through a holistic, critical social lens, and everything that entails -- examining the issues at the foundation of our society that intersect breastfeeding. The overall goal is to provide new insight and ways to raise our consciousness about issues that are often overlooked. It is also an important space to learn from others on ways to increase our knowledge and understanding of each other, and find new ways to challenge these issues, which will inevitably increase our breastfeeding rates.

Current Webinar

Title: Examining 'non-traditional' approaches to increasing Black breastfeeding support.

Date: Because I believe in the importance of this topic, I will be hosting this session once per month beginning on January 10, 2013 and lasting until June 10, 2013. You can choose which session you'd like to attend, but recognize that even though you may be thinking about participating at a later date, anyone can sign up at any time and space is limited. Make sure you register as soon as you can to reserve your virtual seat.

Description: The history of Black and African American women in the United States is unique and complex. More than any other, the health and social disparities continue to be weighted heaviest against this group, as we continue to suffer the greatest inequity in breastfeeding rates. Nominal attention is given to those within the close-knit circle to support this dyad, but the overarching messages continues to emphasize this feeding tradition remain central to the mother-infant dyad. This model inadvertently creates barriers and hinders changes that can take place at various social, cultural and political levels.

For this reason, it is necessary to take a holistic look, and examine the areas outside of what many view as the normal representation of infant feeding, that will allow for a greater understanding as well as new ideas, perspectives and levels of involvement, which can increase our overall participation and inevitably our outcomes.

This explores the exclusivity of breastfeeding and I will, through a historical and contemporary context, provide information on how and why we need to expand support given the unique and complex history of Black women in the U.S. We will discuss everything from slavery to misrepresentation to anti-racism and white privilege, body image, and various other topics. This is an expansion of my presentation at the recent ROSE Breastfeeding Summit in Atlanta, GA, titled Occupy The Bridge: Looking Past Protagonists, and Re-Working the Center.

Price: 35.00
Register: Click here