At the beginning of the week, SELCA announced plans to celebrate and support Black Breastfeeding Week, and the black breastfeeding community, by addressing each point in this great listicle. By now, we hope you have read it, so check out the interesting vignettes and powerful interviews found at Chocolate Milk:The Documentary Series.
We are so excited about today’s opportunity!
#3) Sponsor professional development opportunities for People of Color. Aspiring and new lactation professional and supporters lack the resources to personally invest in professional development opportunities. Organizations of privilege, and established professionals, can provide opportunities to People of Color by paying an additional contribution fee to a professional organization or making a donation to an organization that provides trainings, webinars, conferences, etc. (Stacy Davis, BA, IBCLC, ILCA.org Guest blog post)
SELCA is pleased to offer THREE registration scholarships for our upcoming conference, Community:SELCA Second Annual Conference on November 4, 2017. The scholarships are open to any aspiring and new lactation professional and peer supporters of color, and the short application can be found here. Best of all, the registration includes a 2018 SELCA membership, so that the networking and professional development opportunities can continue year round. Others are encouraged to contribute to the scholarship fund.
As seen in Chocolate Milk:The Documentary Series, there are amazing women of color making real differences in the field of lactation, and it is SELCA’s mission to support them!