What does a society that values community leadership look like?
What resources does it need to transform its immediate and long-term futures?
Learn more about our workshop and panel offerings below!
Please note that titles and scheduled times are subject to change. Sessions are 50-minutes unless noted.
Simultaneous Spanish interpretation services will be available for plenaries and selected breakout sessions (**). / La interpretación simultánea en español estará disponible para las conversaciones de apertura y algunas otras sesiones.
12 pm - 1 pm EDT
Opening Keynote: Remember
Clint Smith, Staff writer at The Atlantic, New York Times bestselling author, award winning poet will deliver the opening keynote: How The Word Is Passed. Reckoning with the history and memory of slavery and why it matters for children and for our collective liberation.
Clint Smith, Award-winning Poet and Author, Counting Descent and How The Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America
CONCURRENT BLOCK A
1:20pm - 2:10pm EDT
Radical Reimagining of Systems: Participatory Budgeting for People to Access Real Power for Change
In this dynamic session you will be introduced to participatory budgeting and how it can be used to redistribute power and radically redesign systems.
Shari Davis, Co-Executive Director, Participatory Budgeting Project
Liberating Birth – Reclaiming Space for Birth Justice and Equity
This interactive panel discussion will feature Ted-Style presentations on strategies to advance birth justice and healing from Birth Centers to community leadership for unmasking and healing from pregnancy and infant loss.
Nashira Baril, Founder, Neighborhood Birth Center
Stephanie Crawford, Founder, Propa City Community Outreach, and Owner, Belle Joie Doula services
Leseliey Welch, Co-Founder, Birth Detroit and Birth Center Equity
Live Poster Session:
Breastfeeding in Color: Advancing health equity in Springfield one drop at a time -Shanell Ford
Using the Help Me Grow Model to Support Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Cassandra Therriault
Associations between supermarket access, neighborhood income, and reported nutrient intake among a cohort of pregnancy planners – Martha Koenig
The Double Burden: Disparities in pap smear receipt among racial and ethnic minority women with disabilities – Sharonda Lovett
The Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 on Undocumented Latinx Immigrants Living in the US – Idalis Ramos Correa