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RACIAL EQUITY WEBINAR SERIES

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.

Cultural Communities Supporting Breastfeeding in Kansas

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
1:00-2:30 pm CT

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Presented by: Stephanne Rupnicki, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. &

Stacy Yeager, Local Community Coordinator, The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc.

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. (KBC) created the “Communities Supporting Breastfeeding” (CSB) designation to recognize communities in Kansas who have a multifaceted community approach to breastfeeding support. The CSB designation criteria include local breastfeeding leadership, peer support, maternity care practices, support in public spaces, worksite support, and childcare provider support. “Community” can be defined by geography or culture. In this presentation, we will examine how the CSB criteria were adapted to a Native American reservation and African-American neighborhoods in Kansas City to build a landscape of breastfeeding support in these marginalized and underserved populations.

If you’re already registered for the series: No further action is needed: you’ll receive e-mail reminders with access info 1 week, 1 day, and 1 hour before the session.

If you’re not yet registered for the series: Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8175514735082416130