9:45am-10:00amPre-Conference Workshop Yoga/Meditation
10:00am-10:20amGreeting & Salutations

A Message from CMS Director
Opening Remarks
Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha
&
CMS Director, Chiquita

Brooks-LaSure
10:20am-10:30amVideo Message
“Current Status of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021”
Representative Lauren Underwood
10:30am-11:00am Protecting Black Mothers: The Black Maternal Health CaucusOpening Speaker Representative Alma Adams
11:00am-11:10am     Break 10 minutes
11:10am-11:40am  “History of Racial Disparities in Women’s Health: Implications for Black Maternal Health”Speaker
Dr.Judy Bigby
11:40am-12:10pm“Anti-Black Racism’s Impact on Black Birthing People: From Awareness to Action”Speaker
Dr. Rachel Hardeman
12:10pm-12:15pmBreak 5 minutes
12:15pm-12:50pm  M.O.T.H.E.R. LAB OverviewM.O.T.H.E.R. LAB
12:50pm-1:15pm “Greetings from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley”Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
1:15pm-1:25pm Break Breathing Exercise
1:25pm-2:00pm The State of Black Maternal Health in MA: A Policy Check InPanel
Dr. Jallicia Jolly
Representative Liz Miranda
Dr. Viveka Prakash-Zawiswa
2:00pm-2:05pmBreak  5 minutes
2:05pm-2:35pm  “Justice While Black: Cultivating Safer Birth Practices for Birthing People”Speaker
Dr. Zea Malawa
2:35pm-2:55pm BreakNetworking Break/Lunch Time
2:55pm-3:25pm“Progress through Collaboration: Improving Maternal Outcomes for Women of Color”Closing Speaker
Dr. Margaret Larkins Pettigrew
3:25pm -3:55pmMaternal Health Policy Tool KitM.O.T.H.E.R. LAB
3:55pm-4:05pm“The Next Steps for Black Maternal Health Policy”Video Message
Senator Elizabeth Warren
4:05pm- 4:20pmClosing RemarksDr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha
4:20pm-5:00pmConference ActivityNetworking

*BMH Conference schedule subject to change. The final agenda is forthcoming*

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