Season 4 Episode 1: United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC): Its History, Today’s Story, & Vision for the Future

 

Listen as Nikia Sankofa, Executive Director, and Amelia Psmythe Seger, Deputy Director, unfold the richness of USBC. They will tell us about when, why, and how USBC was created, and what the organization’s goals are for today and for the future to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in the United States. The strategy and structure of the USBC makes it one of the most dedicated and productive organizations that support those who are supporting families.

 

Listen and Learn:

  • A short history of how USBC started
  • USBC is a “coalition of coalitions”
  • About the Awake to Woke to Work document to impact equity
  • The organizational change that allowed USBC to grow from 50 to 100 members in less than 1 year
  • COVID-19 Infant and Young Children Feeding Constellation is an emergency response, leveraging capacity through racial equity with 43 member organizations involved
  • About using spaces and graces at the community level to continue to grow in knowledge about equity
  • Ways that you and your organization can get involved – how in-kind support is needed

Resources & Mentions:

Visit the USBC Website

COVID-19 Infant and Young Child Feeding Constellation 

National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening “Reimagined”

USBC Facebook

USBC Twitter

Interested in your organization joining USBC as a Member? Contact membership@usbreastfeeding.org

Want to offer in-kind support? Contact development@usbreastfeeding.org