Event Date/Time: Mar 08, 2012 End Date/Time: Mar 09, 2012
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Black Women for Wellness Presents


March 7-9, 2012

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Black Women for Wellness invites you to a powerful 3-day conference dedicated to addressing the reproductive justice and health issues impacting Black and African-American women and girls domestically and around the world.


The POWER SHIFT conference is an opportunity for you to be a part of a moment of informed citizens and advocates who are mobilizing to ensure that all women and girls have the basic human right and access to affordable, appropriate and accessible health services.

Please join our movement by registering for the conference today! Your registration covers breakfast and lunch during the conference (March 8-9, 2012), as well as entry into the Opening Night Celebration on March 7, 2012.


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Conference Description

POWER SHIFT: Gathering Our Forces, Kicking Up Sand, Lifting Our Fists, Protecting Our Wombs is presented by Black Women for Wellness. An empowering event held over two days in March 2012, the conference will provide a dedicated space to address reproductive justice issues affecting Black and African American women and girls. Why PowerShift? PowerShift encourages mobilization within our communities and provides women and girls with the tools and resource needed to enact change.

Black Women for Wellness (BWW) convenes conferences to provide a forum and space for dialogue on health issues affecting our communities and as a roundtable for health care professionals, advocates, grassroots and frontline leadership to share knowledge and insights into current reproductive justice issues; Power Shift encourages leadership development and communication across generations and reproductive health sectors providing tools and resource sharing that supports advocacy and policy eliminating health disparity. Participants will learn skills to increase effective community organizing surrounding reproductive justice issues and policies, leave better equipped to educate our communities and act as advocates in administration and legislative arenas. Moreover, PowerShift 2011speakers, presenters, participants and volunteers will leave with a deeper understanding of what reproductive justice is and what it means for Black women and girls.

Conference Program


Keynote Sessions

Inspirational Keynote speakers will set the tone, inform and inspire participants at the 2012 PowerShift conference. The conference will begin by looking at the Institute Of Medicine’s (IOM) recommendations that were adopted by Health Human Services (HHS) for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. How to mobilize our community and how to combat vicious attacks while integrating women’s health into civil rights and social justice movements. Furthermore, our conference keynotes and speakers will take an in depth look at media, images, relationships and strategies to “kick up sand” on behalf of Black and African American women & girls.



Additional Information

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