PowerShift 2012 Womens Health Conference (BWWPS-2012)
|Event Date/Time: Mar 08, 2012||End Date/Time: Mar 09, 2012|
|Registration Date: Mar 07, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 07, 2012|
Black Women for Wellness Presents
POWER SHIFT 2012
March 7-9, 2012
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.
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 Medicineâ€™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 womenâ€™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 â€œkick up sandâ€ on behalf of Black and African American women & girls.