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Organizing for Action: An African American Breastfeeding Campaign

ROSE: Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 7:30 AM - Friday, August 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

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One Day Registration (Aug. 9th)
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Agenda at a Glance


Thursday, August 8, 2013

7:30 - 8:00


8:00 - 8:15

Its Only Natural: Mother’s Love, Mother’s Milk:  Why an African American Campaign?

8:15 - 9:15

Breastfeeding: Policy, Health Outcomes and Social Justice

9:30 - 10:30

Making Sure the Breastfeeding Benefits Outweigh the Barriers

10:45 - 11:45

Breastfeeding Circle of Knowledge

Research: Breastmilk and Breast Health

11:45 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 1:45

Safe Sleep and the Breastfeeding Family

1:45 - 2:00

Let’s Move

2:00 - 3:30

Reaching Our Brothers Everywhere




Friday, August 9, 2013

7:30 - 8:00

8:00 - 9:30


Training Session I:

I: Reaching Out to Get Our Message Out

II: Community Voices and Research 

III: Grassroots Organizing and Outreach



10:00 - 10:45

Cultural Competency:  The Core of A Successful Campaign

10:45 - 12:00 pm

Cultivating Breastfeeding Community Leaders

12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 2:30

Training Session II

I: Public Health Initiatives that Complement "It's Only Natural"

II: Baby Friendly Hospitals: Why They Matter

III: Worksite and Faith based Suppurt to Help Mothers Meet Breastfeeding Goals

2:30 - 3:20

Taking This Breastfeeding Message Forward!

3:20 - 3:30

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Summit Speakers


Oluwatoyosi A. Adekeye


Cultural Competency Director

Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, Georgia


Kathleen Arcaro Ph.D

Associate Professor of Veterinary and Animal Science

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, Massachusetts


Kiana Ayers


Powerful Petals Support Group

Atlanta, Georgia


Dalvery Blackwell IBCLC

African American Breastfeeding Network of Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Kimarie Bugg

Reaching our Sisters Everywhere Inc.

Atlanta, Georgia


Ryan Comfort

Founder and President of Co-effective

Lafayette, Indiana


Jacqueline Grant MD, MPH

District Health Director

Albany, Georgia

Tyra Gross

Ph.D Candidate
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia



Rev. Wanda Holder Ph.D, Peer Counselor

Greenforest Community Baptist Church

Decatur, Georgia


Mary Jackson


Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere

Atlanta, Georgia


Joshua Johannson MD



Nsenga Johannson

Anniston ,Alabama


Sahira Long


Children National Medical Center

President of D.C Breastfeeding Coalition

Washington, DC



K. Aletha Maybanks 


Assistant Commissioner

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New York, New York

Trish McEnroe


Baby Friendly USA

New York, New York


Terri McFadden-Garden


Emory School of Medicine

Atlanta, Georgia


Jeretha McKinley


National Program Director Health Connect One

Chicago, Illinois


Muswamba Mwamba


Peer Dad Coordinator

Dallas, Texas


LaVonia Nelson

Tiny Babies Foundation

Atlanta, Georgia


Teresa Parker CLC


Atlanta, Georgia

V. Kuroji &

Chenniah Patrick


JhaZamoraS Publishing, LLC.

Washington, DC

Anayah Sangodele- Ayoka

Journalist / Blogger, MomsRising

Brooklyn, New York


Tenesha Sellers

WIC Peer Counselor, Gwinnett Co., Georgia


Andrea Serano

Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere,

Atlanta, Georgia


Ursuline Singleton RD, LD, MPH,

USDHHS Office on Women’s Health

Washington, DC


Becky Spencer

Baylor University
Dallas, Texas



Jordan Thierry


Founder and Co-Director of the Black Fatherhood Project

Beaverton, Oregon

Kathryn Hall-Trujillo


Birthing Project USA

Albuquerque, New Mexico



Eric Walsh

MD, MPH Breastfeeding

Director of Public Health

Pasadena, California

Brandon Wilcher


Pastor Clifford Hunter


Dublin, Georgia

Michal Young



Howard University College of Medicine

Washington, DC

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TEL: 404 - 223 - 2300



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COMPLIMENTARY DAILY FARE for all guests includes:


MORNING: A full American cooked-to-order breakfast at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, overlooking the park.
EVENING: Manager’s Reception serving your favorite beverages and hors d’oeuvres in the hotel’s atrium lobby.


AMENITIES: Rooftop heated pool and Jacuzzi. State-of-the-art Precor Fitness Center and sauna.


PARKING: Overnight parking is valet only, currently charged at $29.00 per day.

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ROSE Group Rates

$119 per night

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Have questions about Organizing for Action: An African American Breastfeeding Campaign? Contact ROSE: Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere

When & Where

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267 Marietta Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30313

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 7:30 AM - Friday, August 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

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ROSE: Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere

Vision: To empower African American women to embrace breastfeeding as a cultural and social norm throughout US.

Mission: ROSE seeks to enhance the overall mental and physical health of African American women, babies, and their families by working collaboratively to encourage, promote, support and protect breastfeeding throughout the United States.

Values: ROSE seeks to enhance, encourage, support, promote, and protect breastfeeding throughout the USA, by working to reduce the breastfeeding disparities among African American women, and to strengthen the health of their babies and families through, mentoring, training, breastfeeding support groups, social support, outreach, education, legislation, health policies and social marketing.
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