Racial Equity Webinars
The United States Breastfeeding Committee hosts this series of bi-monthly webinars as part of its efforts to "create and model a culture of inclusion, diversity & equity" (USBC Strategic Framework Goal 4). With funding support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this series will focus on building the capacity of the breastfeeding field to apply both an "equity lens" to inform and guide our external strategies and activities, but also an "equity mirror" to examine our internal structures, culture, and policies. Webinars are held every two months (in odd-numbered months) on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET.
Access to these webinars is open to all in the USBC network of member and partner organizations and breastfeeding coalitions. Topic/speaker details are posted 1-2 weeks before each session on this page and in the Racial Equity Learning Community. The recordings and presentation materials from all past sessions are archived below.
NOTE: To streamline access, these webinars are set up in GotoWebinar as a series. You only need to register for the series once, and you will then receive auto-reminders of each session with the topic/speaker details. Even though you may not be able to attend every webinar session live, the series registration will still send you auto-reminders so that you have easy updates on the topic and links to the live webinar and archives.
The USBC has been funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to host this community as part of an inclusive learning and transformation process for the "First Food" field. The community will build the capacity of the breastfeeding field to apply both an "equity lens" to inform and guide our external strategies and activities, but also an "equity mirror" to examine our internal structures, culture, and policies.
**The USBC will be hosting Identity Caucuses beginning Tuesday, May 26. To register for a caucus, please click here**
Tuesday, July 23, 2020 • 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
- **Register to access webinar**
- Presentation Slides
- Video Recording
Monday, March 2, 2020 • 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET
Envisioning a Breastfeeding-Friendly System 2.0
Kiddada Green, Founding Executive Director, Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association
Envisioning a Breastfeeding-Friendly System 2.0 is a solution-driven presentation designed to tackle breastfeeding inequities at both a public and private/institutional level. Join the USBC in this presentation that will explore the key elements of a breastfeeding-friendly system. A breastfeeding-friendly system is one where; 1) the community voice is honored, 2) policies, attitudes, and practices align to achieve racial equity in breastfeeding, 3) institutions and agents of institutions demonstrate accountability to the community for their acts and behaviors.
To search the archives by keyword, speaker name, and more, visit the file library in the Racial Equity Learning Community.