USBC Webinar: “No Recipes, Just Relationships: Looking Inward to Create a More Just Breastfeeding Field”


The United States Breastfeeding Committee invites its network of member and partner organizations and breastfeeding coalitions to our Racial Equity Webinar Series, launched as part of our 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 focuses on building the capacity of the breastfeeding field to apply both an "equity lens" to inform and guide our strategies and activities, and 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. E.T. (11am-12:30 PST)

No Recipes, Just Relationships: Looking Inward to Create a More Just Breastfeeding Field

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2:00-3:30 pm ET

(11:00am-12:30pm PST)

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Presented by: Nanci E Luna Jiménez Luna Jiménez Seminars & Associates

Often with fewer resources and greater needs, as we work toward increasing access to quality and culturally-relevant care for vulnerable populations, we might be tempted to look for tips and techniques that might increase surface-level diversity or well-intentioned efforts at equity. Unfortunately using recipes, as enticing as they can be, builds greater cynicism and decreases trust among us and among communities with whom we work. During this webinar, Nanci Luna Jiménez, will elevate our conversation around access, equity and justice. She will ask us to look inward, personally and in our work, to grapple with internal barriers and biases. She will also invite us to look outward, to name and understand systemic oppressions and their impacts. She will explore the importance of listening and emotional healing, for ourselves and others; authenticity; trust; as well as context as she invites us toward a greater willingness to risk vulnerability. Join us as we build and reestablish “Just Relationships” as the basis for renewing our commitment to increase equity in the breastfeeding field!

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