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6th Black Midwives and Healers Conference

Event Date: 
October 10, 2008 - 13:00 - October 12, 2008 - 13:00

"Renaissance, Resistance, Revolution, Reclaiming the Wise Women Within"

The conference goal is to mobilize and organize midwives and healers as community activists. Coalitions, grassroots organizing and creating leadership are the methods to address health disparities. In addition the conference attendees will be able to articulate their knowledge of community health programs that reduce infant mortality and instill pride. The will attendees will learn the role of Black midwives in creating culturally competent programs to decrease health disparities.

A Historic and Symbolic Venue
Blacks have been living in Harlem since 1880, with the mass migration beginning in 1904. It is a natural and symbolic venue for Black midwives to convene in Harlem, which is well known for its flowing Black culture that became known in the early twentieth century as the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was a time of amazing artistic production and gave birth to a major African American cultural and business center. The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC), will link the incredible work of Black midwives to New York, where the remains of their ancestors were recently uncovered.

Workshops Topics
Workshops will include: Leadership Development, Cultural Competency and Birth Outcomes, Breastfeeding Promotion, Domestic Violence Prevention, Premature Births Prevention, Nutrition, Developing Men’s Programs, Creating Health Links, Midwifery Skills, Fatherhood and Parenting.

The Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building
163 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
United States

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