Registration Open for Southern Black Midwives and Healers Summit

By Rachel Walden — September 7, 2011

Registration is now open for the Southern Black Midwives and Healers Summit, themed “Reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality by Building Community Leadership.”

From the program description:

This is an action and solution-oriented leadership development event designed to reduce health disparities, improve breastfeeding rates and build capacity in the Southeast region of the United States. Our goal is to increase the number of midwives, doulas and healers so they can empower families…Midwives, doulas, birth workers, community members and all those committed to reducing health inequities in the SE region will have the opportunity to collaborate with ideas and skills to create leaders and advocates in their communities to ensure improved birth outcomes.

The International Center for Traditional Childbearing organizes the summit, to be held in D’Iberville, MS on October 14-16 this year.

Relatedly, ICTM has a page up on the history of Black midwives, including a video series, “The Legacy of the Black Midwife.”

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