Not On My Watch: Intentional Anti-Racism in Private Practice

1 E-CERP + 1 CEU

Lactation work as social justice

Turn your convictions into meaningful practice.

Anti-racism has become a buzzword in today’s popular lexicon based on world events that have drawn attention to atrocities being experienced by Black and Brown folks on a global scale. Suddenly, there is great attention on becoming anti-racist, but little agreement on how to get there.

Not On My Watch: Intentional Anti-Racism in Private Practice (1 E-CERP + 1 CEU)

Nekisha is such a passionate and engaging presenter, which makes this very dense topic much easier to listen to in a way that allows you to apply it in your own practice. I would recommend this course to anyone who interacts with clients.

Hope Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC

Objectives:

  • Discover exactly what anti-racism looks like in a lactation practice.
  • Understand how to be intentional about combatting bias daily to create and maintain an inclusive practice. 
  • Know what they can do differently to ensure that their space is safe to every family that comes seeking support, even if that means referring on to another provider. 
Not On My Watch: Intentional Anti-Racism in Private Practice (1 E-CERP + 1 CEU)

Meet Your Instructor

Nekisha Killings MPH, IBCLC

Nekisha Killings MPH IBCLC has led in equity education across a variety of fields over the past 20 years. From consumer goods to the non-profit and religion sectors, she utilized her writing and facilitation chops to impact the way that employees and volunteers approached their work and communities. Through motherhood, Nekisha made a natural transition to focus her work in maternal and child health equity; becoming internationally board certified in lactation and launching a comprehensive lactation support entity focused on marginalized communities. Nekisha penned the chapter titled Cultural Humility in the latest Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care.

Nekisha is Director of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Lactation Education Resources, and consults numerous other organizations on creating and implementing inclusive strategies. She is co-founder of Nikki & Nikki: Lactation Career Consultants, which equips aspirants of color to become lactation professionals. Nikki & Nikki were featured on the Lactation Business Coaching Podcast here.

At the heart of Nekisha’s work is volunteerism. She has donated her time and strategic vision to numerous boards of directors, including her current term with the United States Breastfeeding Committee. She was awarded the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center 2015 Spouse of the Year honor for her groundbreaking volunteerism within La Leche League USA.

Nekisha is also the creator of the Melanated Mammary Atlas, “featuring the first and only cache of images of this type available for viewing and constantly updated by health professionals and the public.”

I’ve been an authority on the topic of dismantling bias and fostering cultural humility in lactation for nearly a decade. My voice is sought after for evidence-based, applicable tools and strategies to move birthing and bodyfeeding organizations from harmful to healing – both internally and in supporting their clients.

Nekisha Killings MPH, IBCLC
Not On My Watch: Intentional Anti-Racism in Private Practice (1 E-CERP + 1 CEU)