The 14th annual Black Ladies’s Wellness Summit, which will likely be held nearly on Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24, may even be celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Basis for Black Ladies’s Wellness, a Madison-based group that has actually scaled up its group and the group’s attain in the previous few years as it really works to radically rework Black girls’s well being.
“So it’s a extremely particular yr to replicate on our work and to assist folks perceive the emphasis of our work whereas persevering with to ship the identical power-packed info, inspiration and empowerment that’s a part of what Black Ladies’s Wellness Day constantly has delivered over these final 14 years,” Basis for Black Ladies’s Wellness President Lisa Peyton-Caire tells Madison365.
Dozens and dozens of professional panelists from throughout the nation will make keynote speeches and shows and participate in panels at this yr’s Black Ladies’s Wellness Day, a digital occasion this yr, with the theme of “Main Our Method Ahead.”
“We felt that was such a becoming theme as a result of we have now spent our time this final decade rising our management, rising the capability of our group to do extra in assist of Black girls’s well being. Now we have grown the footprint of our group to place ourselves as a number one Black girls’s well being advocacy and empowerment group not solely in Dane County, however now within the state, and with rising nationwide relationships,” Peyton-Caire says.
Black Ladies’s Wellness Day has grown considerably from its first yr when it was held in a small public library area with about 40-50 girls the place it was first noticed in Bowie, Maryland on Friday, Could 22, 2009, in honor of Peyton-Caire’s late mom. It has been celebrated in Madison yearly since.
“Black Ladies’s Wellness Day has at all times been and this yr once more will likely be a good looking show of management of Black girls as we proceed to face unbelievable obstacles. It’s also a chance to essentially shift the narrative to demand accountability and to create new options that basically elevate Black girls’s well being, Black household well being, and Black well-being as we see a seamless setting of hostility and problem proper now,” Peyton-Caire says. “These challenges embrace the overturn of Roe v. Wade and the threats to reproductive justice, for instance. We all know statistically that previous to COVID, Black girls’s well being and Black neighborhood well being have been impacted by racism. We all know that a lot of these gaps proceed and have even been exacerbated post-pandemic.
“We’ll be actually diving into two days of studying, listening and calls to motion to do what we do greatest which is energize, mobilize and assist Black girls to reside and lead their healthiest lives,” Peyton-Caire provides. “We need to create an area at Black Ladies’s Wellness Day this yr the place Black girls are knowledgeable on the problems, the place they’re impressed to take motion and so they’re empowered to go away this area to exit into their private lives and their communities to do transformational issues to guard their very own well being and well-being and to be leaders and alter brokers to propel all of us ahead.”
Black Ladies’s Wellness Day 2022 keynote audio system on the opening Friday will embrace Linda Goler Blount, president and CEO of Black Ladies’s Well being Crucial; Ellie Diop, CEO of Ellie Talks Cash and Ellievated Academy; Maggie Anderson, CEO, activist and writer of “Our Black 12 months”; and Okay Love the Poet (aka Kendria Harris), a spoken phrase artist, writer, motivational speaker and mentor.
The particular honored company for the occasion will likely be Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, who’s at present operating for Wisconsin’s United States senate seat, and State Rep. Shelia Stubbs.
The occasion will function dozens of featured audio system and particular company. For the total line-up, click on right here.
“We could have reside health actions, deejays, and all through the day we will likely be weaving in items of our story of the work we’ve been doing for the final 10 years to assist our neighborhood higher perceive the broad base of labor The Basis for Black Ladies’s Wellness has carried out this decade and what we will likely be doing sooner or later to drive change in Black girls’s well being,” Peyton Caire says.
Friday’s busy day will function digital networking alternatives and a Wellness Market. There will likely be a Dwell DJ Stage with Vanessa McDowell (a.okay.a. DJ Ace.) Friday morning’s classes may even function a panel titled “Black Males Supporting Black Ladies’s Well being: The Key to Our Collective Wellbeing.”
“I’m very excited to get a male perspective from gents which are main an area of well being and delivery fairness day by day as they work to create robust Black households,” Peyton-Caire says.
Black Ladies’s Wellness Day 2022 nationwide panelists on Friday will embrace Janette Robinson Flint, govt director and co-founder of Black Ladies for Wellness; Kathryn Corridor-Trujillo, founding director of The Birthing Challenge USA; and Milan A. Spencer, affiliate director of workforce growth and partnerships for Black Mamas Matter Alliance.
There may even be a “Digital Luncheon Hearth Chat: Main and Shaping A New Future for Black Ladies’s Well being” introduced by Linda Goler Blount, the nationwide president of the Black Ladies’s Well being Crucial, a Dwell Health Stage with Sharon Hardiman, and rather more.
Saturday’s line-up will begin with a morning keynote tackle from Maggie Anderson, CEO, activist and best-selling writer of Our Black 12 months: Black Ladies & Households Main Our Wat Ahead to Generational Wealth & Energy. Ellie Diop, founding father of Ellie Talks Cash, will ship the luncheon keynote titled “Black Ladies Constructing Enterprise & Generational Wealth.”
In direction of the top of the day on Saturday, FBWW will make the presentation of its 2022 Effectively Black Lady Market Grantees.
The Basis for Black Ladies’s Wellness and Black Ladies’s Wellness Day grew out of a painful private expertise — the lack of her mom, Roberta Peyton, to coronary heart illness at simply 64 years previous. Peyton-Caire’s mom died at a time when she ought to have been in a position to retire and benefit from the life she had constructed from a lifetime of laborious work.
“My mother and I talked about my imaginative and prescient of probably at some point creating my very own group the place I may particularly give attention to Black girls’s well being and well-being and she or he mentioned, ‘That will be stunning. And you might do that and you might do this.’ She was actually enthusiastic about it. After which she handed away a few years later and every little thing else that has come to be Black Ladies’s Wellness Day and the Basis for Black Ladies’s Well being was impressed by her life and demise,” Peyton-Caire says. “She is the rationale that this work got here ahead from my spirit and has now turn out to be the work of an entire group of individuals on the Basis who really feel like they intimately know Roberta Peyton and who perceive this work in a method that has that means to them and has created this sure vitality in telling the world of our work and making an impression on Black girls’s well being.”
Whereas the occasion has historically been an inspiring in-person occasion with a whole bunch of ladies from all walks of life in shut capability, this yr’s occasion will likely be digital because it has been all through the pandemic. That does have the benefit of having the ability to attain a nationwide and world viewers.
“One other nice a part of the occasion being digital is which you could register for the occasion and when you miss any components of it due to work or household or obligations, you’ll be able to return and watch at your individual tempo when it’s snug and when you find yourself free,” Peyton-Caire says.
“We needed to make this occasion very accessible and inexpensive and we’re encouraging folks to register shortly as a result of we’ll shut registration on Sept. 20,” she continues. “Persons are going to go away this occasion not solely impressed however with the instruments and inspiration and confidence to take motion to guide the kind of wholesome lives they need to lead. Once you go away Black Ladies’s Wellness Day, you permit with new relationships, new networks and information and new aspirations to reside a more healthy life.”
American Household Institute for Company & Social Accountability is the Presenting Sponsor for the third consecutive yr.
“At this occasion, you will notice that we’re a part of a motion the place we have now girls of many alternative ages and of various phases of life and in wildly completely different circumstances coming collectively to be impressed and to speak about points that concern us, our neighborhood, and our lives,” Peyton Caire says. “It’s a spot the place girls come collectively to make sense of this world and to assist one another navigate. As soon as you might be on this area, it turns into clear that you’ve every little thing that you just want and every little thing you didn’t even know that you just wanted within the protected firm of pals. It’s a brand new look on life with a lift of vitality.”