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my hair, my health: Celebrating beauty & wellness from the inside out

Sunday, August 28, 2022 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST | Fairmont Park -   2601 Fairmont Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92501 

Our 11th Annual event aims to empower African American women and their families by offering tools and resources to promote: (1) healing of body, mind and soul; (2) increased knowledge and skills to combat barriers to health promoting activities; and (3) improved self-image and self-acceptance. "Clear the stigma from your crown!" 

Event Highlights:

  • Setting Healthy Boundaries - with family and work life balance 

  • Self-care - taking care of your mental, physical, and spiritual needs

  • Depression & Anxiety - signs & symptoms, de-stigmatization, and getting help 

 Join Dr. Sayida for the conference keynote address!

For details, email Terri Akens -- terri@rchf.org

Hosted by the Riverside Community Health Foundation & the Healthy Heritage Movement in partnership with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Nutrition Program and the San Bernardino/Riverside Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Black breastfeeding reunion

Friday, August 26, 2022 | 10:00am - 1:00pm PST | Bordwell Park-Stratton Recreation Center, 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd, Riverside, CA 92507

Join Sankofa Birthworkers Collective and the Riverside Community Health Foundation for a day of fun and connecting with our community while celebrating the resilience and power of breastfeeding in the Black community. Together we'll enjoy:

  • Storytelling

  • Games

  • Opportunity drawings

  • and much more!

Bring your own lunch! Drinks and shaved ice provided.

Hosted by the Sankofa Birthworkers Collective of the Inland Empire & Riverside Community Health Foundation 

the state of black maternal mental health roundtable - part 2

Monday, July 25, 2022 | 10:00am - 12:00pm PST | Virtual

Black Maternal Mental Health Week continues with its 4th Annual educational, informative and action-prompted event -- bringing Maternal & Mental Health Leaders together to discuss the current state of Black Maternal Mental Health while bringing more awareness to the forefront and creating community-driven solutions.

 Join Dr. Sayida in a riveting panel discussion!

Hosted by Shades of Blue Project

black maternal & mental health summit: dismantling the strong black woman syndrome

Thursday, July 21, 2022 | 12:15pm - 1:00pm PST | Virtual

Tune in for a riveting and candid discussion designed to get the perspective of the panelists around cultural norms and the effects on the physical and mental well being for Black women and birthing individuals.

 Join Dr. Sayida in a powerful panel discussion!

Hosted by Shades of Blue Project

birthing the magic: Reframing the Narrative on Black Mamas' Mental Health

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST | Virtual 

Tune in for a panel discussion between Dr. Sayida and Rose L. Horton, CEO & Founder of Antonia & Grace Motherhood Concierge as they navigate topics around pregnancy and motherhood for the BIPOC community. 

Hosted by Antonia & Grace Motherhood Concierge 

self-care & wholeness as birthworkers

Thursday, July 7, 2022 | 4:00pm PST | Virtual

Black Wellness and Prosperity Center is partnering with Frontline Doulas in an online healing conversation regarding the BODY, MIND,  and SPIRIT of birth workers.  

To join, scan the QR code on the flyer or click "register" below. 

Hosted by BLACK Doula Consortium in partnership with Frontline Doulas

Juneteenth Celebration Panel: Getting Grounded. Mental Health, Environment as Meditation

Monday, June 20, 2022 | 4:00pm PST

Join Dr. Sayida and two other dynamic Black women panelists in discussions about the importance of getting outside and connecting with nature as a means to support mental wellness and a deeper connection with oneself, the community and the environment.  

Panel Highlights:

  • Discover why environment matters

  • Gain tips to manage anxiety and stress using nature and environment 

  • Learn about careers centered in uplifting the environment in the black community 

Hosted by The Conservation Lands Foundation, in partnership with Black Voice News and BLU Education Foundation.

Social Determinants of Health and their Impact on Maternal Health

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 9:00am - 3:00pm (PT) | Virtual

This interactive virtual training is designed to increase participants' understanding of the impacts of social determinants of health on maternal health outcomes. Through case conceptualizations and interactive activities, participants will learn how social circumstances can impact families’ experiences and outcomes as they prepare to deliver and raise child. Additionally, participants will learn strategies to incorporate this knowledge into appropriate service delivery for the families they serve.

This event is ONLY open to MHN Members. Membership is free and open to all individuals involved in the maternal health sector. BECOME A MEMBER.

After becoming a member, please email Marika Baren (mbaren@socialent.com) to register for the training.

Hosted by Maternal Health Network of San Bernardino County

KJLH Radio:
22nd Annual Women’s Health Expo 

Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PT)
Long Beach, CA

KJLH once again returns to The Long Beach Convention Center for the 22nd Annual Women’s Health Expo. This year’s theme “Celebrate Life” is presented by Black Infant Health and will bring together best in class experts in health and medicine, mental health, financial health and technology.  Join Dr. Sayida for the keynote address as well as a panel discussion that day!

Hosted by KJLH Radio and Black Infant Health

Generations Midwifery "Addressing Racism & Bias" learning series 2022

Session 1 | Thursday, May 5, 2022 | 9:00am - 11:00am (PT)

Join Dr. Sayida as she kicks off the learning series with her presentation, "Strengthening Cultural Humility, Dismantling Implicit Bias for Birth Professionals."

Hosted by Generations Midwifery Services