Daily conference schedule image for the 2024 Black Maternal Healthcare conference September 12–14, 2024, in Atlanta

BELIEVE at the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute

At the Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute being held this fall by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Dr. Amelia Gibson and Dr. Jasmine L. Garland McKinney will be joining BELIEVE collaborators to present findings from surveys and interviews for developing a new Black maternal healthcare interprofessional medical training curriculum. The conference and training institute is September 12–14 and will have two CEDI presentations:

  • Panel: Liberation NOW: Making Visible Black Women’s Experiences of (Dis)Respectful Care Through Theory, Narrative, and Measurement (Panel) with panelists Nicole Harris, Jasmine L. Garland McKinney, Denae Bradley-Morris
  • Poster: Building Equitable Linkages with Interprofessional Education Valuing Everyone (BELIEVE): Amplifying Reproductive Justice through a Novel, Interprofessional Medical Curriculum, authored by Jasmine L. Garland McKinney, Kristin Tully, Amelia N. Gibson, and Kimberly D. Harper
Save the Date image for the 2024 Postpartum Support International Conference on July 26–28

Postpartum Support International Annual Conference: Perinatal Mental Health First Aid

On July 24–28, Dr. Jasmine L. Garland McKinney will be co-presenting on a training model for community-health workers in perinatal mental health at the Postpartum Support International Annual Conference. Information on the conference can be found here.

4S/EASST Privacy-enhancing technologies: From solution to reconfiguration

Sam DiBella will be presenting his research into encryption technology as a sign of community membership “Pretty good privacy as free/open source software shibboleth” in the “Privacy-enhancing technologies: from solution to reconfiguration” panel at the 4S/EASST conference, July 16–19. The conference program and panel description are here.

NCAAL XII

On July 24–27 in New Orleans, Twanna Hodge will be presenting at the twelfth annual conference for the National Conference of African American Librarians, which has the theme “Culture Keepers XII: Unity in Diversity – Stronger Together in the African Diaspora.” The conference program will be posted here.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Archives and Libraries 2024

Twanna Hodge will be presenting twice at the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Archives and Libraries (IDEAL) conference in Toronto, on July 14, 2024. The two panels are “Challenging ‘Racial Monolith Myths’ in the Library Profession Through Critical Race Theory: A Panel Discussion” and “We Got the Receipts: Navigating Reimbursement Culture in Academic Librarianship.” You can find the IDEAL conference program here.

Banner image for the 2024 Black Maternal Mental Health Summit

Valuing the mental health needs of Black birthing persons: Preliminary results from the BELIEVE Project

At the 2024 Black Maternal Mental Health Summit July 24–25, CEDI and UNC collaborators will be presenting early findings from the BELIEVE project. The Shades of Blue Project has more information about the summit and Black Maternal Mental Health Week here.