Join us for a lively, informative and deeply healing conversation about BLACK BREASTFEEDING. There are unique barriers that face BIPOC communities when it comes to birth and breastfeeding and we are joined by an incredible panel that will outline these challenges and celebrate our triumphs. This conversation is presented by Elvie.
Meet Our Panelists:
Co-founder Black Breastfeeding Week, founder of IRTH App
Kimberly Seals-Allers is an award-winning journalist, speaker, strategist and advocate for maternal and infant health. She is the founder of IRTH app a new digital platform in development to address the root causes of the Black maternal and infant mortality crisis--racism and bias in care.
Doula, Perinatal Health Coordinator, & Co-Founder of Woven Bodies
Morgane is a birth doula, childbirth educator, certified breastfeeding counselor, placenta encapsulation specialist and doula mentor. She facilitates workshops for birth professionals on supporting queer, trans & gender nonconforming families during the conception and perinatal periods.
MPH, IBCLC, RLC, & Co-Host of Dem Black Mamas
Nekisha Killings MPH, IBCLC, RLC is an equity strategist, international board certified lactation consultant, and maternal and child health advocate. She acts as Director of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Lactation Education Resources, and consults organizations on creating and implementing strategies to better support marginalized communities. She is one of three co-hosts of Dem Black Mamas Podcast.
Senior Vice President for MomsRising.org.
Monifa has more than a decade of experience in policy analysis, communications, civic engagement organizing, and project management. At MomsRising.org she manages the healthy kids and maternal justice campaigns.