Monday, November 10, 2008

Fourth Breastfeeding and Feminism Meeting -- Save the Date

Fourth BREASTFEEDING AND FEMINISM SYMPOSIUM: FROM BIRTHPLACE TO WORKPLACE
Thursday and Friday, March 26 - 27, 2009

Venue:
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Reduced-rate accommodations are available at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown
Hosted by:
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Center For Women's Health and Wellness,
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Breastfeeding Institute

Please email CWHW@uncg.edu for more information.
Applying for Continuing education credits
Visit www.uncg.edu/hhp/cwhw or www.sph.unc.edu/breastfeeding

From Birthplace To Workplace will build on the following principles addressed at previous symposia:
· Breastfeeding is public health imperative and an important aspect of reproductive health, as well as a reproductive right and a social and biological process;
· Women must have the right of self-determination to breastfeed freely and without constraint;
· It is important to re-orient the paradigm in which breastfeeding is viewed as a “lifestyle choice” to a paradigm in which it is a “human right” and a “social justice issue” so as to ensure the social, economic and political conditions necessary to promote success; and
· Women’s decisions to breastfeed should not result in the loss of their economic security or any rights or privileges to which they are otherwise entitled.

The 2009 symposium brings a feminist lens to ensuring the social, economic and political conditions necessary to secure breastfeeding for all women from the birthplace to the workplace. Working together in a transdisciplinary manner, with social scientists, health workers, lactation and feminist advocates, employers, and policy makers, we will create a policy agenda for action.

Speakers to include:
· Sarah Amin, Co-director, WABA; Gender and Maternity Protection Action Kit
· Cathy Carothers, co-director of EVERY MOTHER, INC; The Business Case for Breastfeeding
· Deborah Cassidy, Human Development and Family Studies, UNCG; Child care accessibility and quality
· Miriam Labbok, Professor, UNC-CH; Evolutionary, biological and economic perspectives on mothering and maternity leave
· Jake Marcus, Public Interest Lawyer; Breastfeeding, Reproduction and the Law
· Beth Olson, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University; Work culture and breastfeeding
· Ana Parilla, University of Puerto Rico; Medicalization of Birth as Violence against Women
· Marian Ruderman, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro; Emerging research on work-family balance
· Christina Smillie, creator of the “Mother-Baby Dance” materials
· Paige Hall Smith, Director, Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, UNCG; Women’s experiences with breastfeeding and work
· Emily Taylor, Carolina Breastfeeding Institute; Achieving Exclusive Breastfeeding
· Mary Rose Tully, Director, Lactation Services, UNC Hospital; 42 days of intimacy
· Alison Stuebe, Director MTM, UNC Healthcare; Transitioning home
· Penny Van Esterik, York University, Toronto (KEYNOTE); Global, feminist and anthropological perspectives on motherhood

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