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Next WALC Meeting and Program: 

Friday, January 17, 2020, 9:30 am

Join WALC in Milwaukee for a morning of breastfeeding education! Earn 2 CERPS

Normalizing Breastfeeding: Building Social Support and Community Capacity with Dalvery Blackwell, IBCLC

Dalvery Blackwell, IBCLC, is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the African American Breast-feeding Network (AABN).  AABN was established a decade ago to address breastfeeding disparities by increasing awareness of the benefits and value of mother’s milk, building community allies and de-normalizing formula use.

Dalvery will discuss how her organization worked to build social support and community capacity to keep programing relevant and the organization at the forefront of maternal-infant health.  Building community capacity is using culturally-relevant strategies that enable a targeted community to help identify solutions to address breastfeeding inequities and improve the overall health status of a community and individual well-being.

Location:             Ascension All Saints Family Health Center, 2400 W. Villard Avenue, Milwaukee


9:30 to 10:00      Registration and Networking, Continental Breakfast

10:00 to 12:00    Normalizing Breastfeeding- Building Social Support and Community Capacity: A Decade Later – Dalvery Blackwell

“Big Sisters” Panel Discussion – Maternal-Infant Champions

12:00 to 12:30   Lunch 

12:30                 WALC Business Meeting and Reports


At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 2 key elements of breastfeeding programing for African Americans
  • Identify how African American families are creating their own breastfeeding narrative
  • Discuss 2 concepts learned from breastfeeding families

CERPS: 2 L CERPs have been applied for to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Cost: CERPS free to WALC Members – if not a member of WALC, $20.00. If staying for lunch and would like to order a lunch, $7.00 to bring to event.  Indicate “request for lunch” when registering.

WALC welcomes new members!  Annual fee is $20.00 for membership. For information and to apply, click on the Membership tab. Application forms for membership will be available at the meeting.

To Register:  click on link here

Upcoming Meetings
May, 2020, location and topic to be determined, more information coming soon!
If interested in hosting, please contact Diane Oakland,, with topic and/or meeting location suggestions.