From 2014 to May 2020, the USBC hosted this series of bi-monthly webinars as part of its training, technical assistance, and capacity building support for its network of breastfeeding coalition, national organizations, and community-based organizations throughout the United States. Explore the archive of free presentations below.
Designing for Equity: Lessons Learned from the "Make the Breast Pump Not Suck" Hackathon & Policy Summit
Jennifer Roberts, Make Breast Pump Not Suck
Join the USBC and Jennifer Roberts on the next Power Tools webinar to discuss the “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck” Hackathon and Policy Summit that convened at the MIT Media Lab in April 2018 for two days of dynamic conversation and exercises focused on expanding access to equitable paid leave. The event stressed taking a systems-based lens for change, e.g. hacking technology but also hacking narratives, policies and other systemic barriers to breastfeeding. A core principle of the convening was centering equity and elevating the voices of those most often left out of “hacking” technological problems, particularly of parents of color, parents from the LGBTQIA community, and low-wage workers. In this webinar, we will be discussing the successes and challenges of designing a space that encouraged equitable design and the lessons learned from the Hackathon & Policy Summit.