Reproductive Justice Conference

Reproductive Justice Conference

Black Women for Wellness

Black Women for Wellness

Black Women For Wellness' annual  Reproductive Justice Conference will convene on August 11th at 8:30 a.m. to discuss the political, and economic climate of our fundamental rights, and how Black women and girls' basic human rights are in jeopardy.

Join us for workshops on abortion rights and access, key policy and political issues, young adult issues, contraceptive equity, environmental justice, civic engagement, comprehensive sex education, and much more. This year we approach these issues from a human rights perspective and from a Black woman's lived experiences. Black Women for Wellness will take a deep dive into the framework of the intersectionality of race, gender and gender identity, class, and sexual orientation. While viewing the country from a Black women's perspective on poverty, race, human rights, political climate, and economical challenges.

Participants who attend the conference and submit their completed conference survey can receive up to 5.25 total Category I CECHs by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Health Education Administration (HEA), a designated provider of Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Provider ID#:99698.

Black Women for Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy.

Black Women for Wellness started as a group of women who – concerned with the health and well-being of black babies – teamed up with the Birthing Project to implement the Shangazi Program. This grass roots program matched pregnant women to mentors who coached parents from pregnancy until the child was at least one year old. Within 4 years of implementation, BWW began moving upstream to address systems and political policy by becoming a California 501 (c) (3) non profit in 1997.

For more information contact Arnedra Jordan at [email protected].

Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

The last day to submit abstracts is July 20th.

Black Women for Wellness is seeking submissions for our Reproductive Justice Conference Black SHEroes for Human Rights. Your submission can be related to research, reports, or analysis that address African American/Black women and men's reproductive health and well-being. The goal is to highlight actions, information, or strategies that can move the status of Black women and men forward.

WORKSHOPS are 60 minutes in length with a 45-minute presentation, and 15-minute Q&A.

Conference Topics Are:

  • Maternal & Infant Health
  • Social Determinants
  • Civic Engagement
  • Environmental Justice
  • Young Adult Track (14- 24)
  • Men's Track
  • LGBTQ+
  • Special Needs (Disability)
  • Grown and Sexy ( 50 and up •)


  • Reproductive Justice Power talks are 5 minutes.
  • Talks that address African/ American/ Black women and men's reproductive health and are no longer than 5 minutes in length.
  • Talks can be presented in a variety of ways (video, PowerPoint, Prezi, Pictures). However, please be aware of the short time limit and be prepared to proceed if the technology does not work. (Pre-recorded videos are ok)

Conference Day Agenda

Conference Day Agenda





8:00 - 8:30


8:30 - 8:45

Morning Movement

8:45 - 9:00

Spoken Word

9:00 - 9:15


Janette Robinson Flint

9:15 - 9:45

Keynote Presentation

Kathryn Hall Trujillo

10:00 - 10:15

Break to Breakouts/View Posters

10:15 - 11:15
60 minutes

Breakout Session 1

11:15 - 11:30

Break to Breakout /View Posters

11:30 - 12:30
60 minutes

Breakout Session 2

12:45 - 1:45
60 minutes


2:00 - 3:00
60 minutes

Keynote Panel

CODE BLACK: Brothers with  history & courage  

Forward Leading

3:00 - 3:15

Snack Break

3:15 - 4:30
75 minutes

Reproductive Justice Power Talks

4:30 - 5:00

Closing/ Call to Action

5:15 - 6:15
60 minutes

Wine Reception  


Final Opportunity to View Posters  

Reproductive Justice Conference Art Exhibit

Photos from Past Conferences

Photos from Past Conferences