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Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with us! GOLD is offering free access to an amazing and informative presentation that took place at our 2014 Online Lactation Conference.

Titled "You have a voice. Amplify it! Mothers need education and support beyond the hospital setting", Kimberly Seals Allers discusses 6 key steps to hone breastfeeding advocacy skills and amplify your message and outreach. A perfect topic for World Breastfeeding Week, please enjoy this gift from us, to you.

EXTENDED! - We've had such a positive response to this presentation that we've extended public access until August 10, 2014!

Speaker & Abstract
Kimberly Seals Allers BA, MS
Presentation: Raising Our Voice: Breastfeeding Advocacy for Health Care Providers, Professionals, and Volunteers

Abstract: You have a voice. Amplify it! Mothers need education and support beyond the hospital setting.

Today’s advocacy landscape involves engaging with mothers and families across a variety of channels. This may seem daunting for any individual or organization to manage on their own, considering the limited resources, the volume of competing conversations and the myriad of engagement channels out there. How can the breastfeeding movement effectively communicate critical messaging, easily build “brand advocates” and use media, social media and other avenues to amplify our voice across the social networks?

This advocacy training presentation will explore six key steps to hone advocacy skills for amplifying breastfeeding messaging and outreach across communities. It will explore the fundamentals of powerful advocacy from creating compelling narratives to building a foundation of understanding. It will illustrate the role of media, the legislative process and community organizing. Attendees will be able to understand the power of storytelling and describe simple ways to increase the relevancy of their message and make sure the message is being received. It will improve cultural competency in speaking to various communities and attendees will have an interactive opportunity for role play and to being creating a personal or organizational strategic advocacy plan..

Biography: Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author and a nationally recognized commentator, consultant and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health. A former writer at FORTUNE and senior editor at Essence magazine, Kimberly’s thoughtful and provocative online commentaries on motherhood and infant health and the intersection of race, class and culture, received over 10 million page views last year.

In addition, Kimberly specializes in issues related to African American motherhood and breastfeeding. In March 2012, she launched Black Breastfeeding 360°, a first of its-kind online multi-media content library on the black breastfeeding experience. She is author of The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy (Amistad/HarperCollins) a hip and informative African American pregnancy guidebook and two other Mocha Manual™ books in the series. She is the founder of MochaManual.com, a pregnancy and parenting destination and blog for African Americans and former editorial director of The Black Maternal Health Project of Women’s eNews.

Kimberly is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A divorced mother of two, she lives in Queens, New York City, with her children and two turtles.

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