Be a presenter at 400 Years: Reflections on Lessons Learned & Imagining Our Futures
Black Women for Wellness convenes the only conference centering the lived experiences of Black women & girls seeking reproductive justice. 400 Years reflects on the impact of systematic and institutional racism on our reproductive health status and the role of implicit bias in supporting racism and causing the health disparities currently experienced by African American and Black women.
400 Years intends to gather the lessons learned from our history, the battles fought, the victories won, the joys shared, and the insights to move forward. 400 Years will ask participants to imagine health and well-being for Black women & girls, name how it looks and feels, then plant seeds now that will grow toward that vision. Additionally, we will examine the connections and opportunities between our interaction with the environmental justice movement, our use of integrated voter engagement, and how we wield the media tools towards shaping and determining our futures.
WHO SHOULD SUBMIT
All researchers, community advocates, community members, organizers, health care professionals, health educators, administrators, policymakers, elected officials, and their staffs are invited to attend and share the work that you are doing to promote the health of Black women towards achieving reproductive justice.
CONFERENCE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Black Women for Wellness is seeking submissions of abstracts that address African American/Black women’s reproductive health and well-being. This year's tracks for submission are listed below. The goal is to highlight actions, information, and strategies that reflect on the lessons learned and the paths forward through: workshops of one hour and 15 minutes in length, or reproductive justice talks of 5 minutes in length
400 YEARS CONFERENCE TRACKS
1. Maternal & Infant Health
2. Social Determinants
3. Civic Engagement
4. Environmental Justice
5. Teen/Young Adult Track (geared for audiences ages 14- 24)
6. Reproductive Justice Talks (3-5 minute TED talk style presentations)