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Black Birth Summit

Posted on August 9, 2019 by Deanna Spiotta

Black maternal mortality is a public health crisis. 

Join us for a conference as we take on the challenges and opportunities of ending structural racism in maternal health care.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
9:00am – 3:30pm

Rochester Riverside Hotel | Riverview Ballroom
120 East Main Street
Rochester, New York 14604

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00am.
Breakfast, lunch, and parking are included.

Keynote Speaker: Shafia Monroe

Shafia Monroe is a renowned midwife, doula trainer, and motivational speaker. Find out more about Ms. Monroe here!

A Special Message from Charles S. Johnson IV

Charles S. Johnson is the founder of 4Kira4Moms. Find out more about Mr. Johnson here!

Women’s health is community health! In addition to women, we encourage men and folks who identify as non-binary to attend and be a part of the conversation.


Tickets are available for $60 here!


Parking is included in the cost of your ticket. Please park in the Rochester Riverside Hotel’s attached parking garage to receive parking validation.


Your ticket purchase contributes toward the cost of breakfast and lunch.

Limited scholarships for community members are available. 

  • Would you like to fund a scholarship for a student or community member? Please contact Deanna Spiotta at or at 585-546-4930 ext. 215.

Language services available upon request by October 9, 2019.

Please contact Deanna Spiotta at or at 585-546-4930 ext. 215 for the following information and assistance:

  • scholarship information
  • to donate to fund a scholarship for a student or community member to attend the Summit
  • to request language services
  • to purchase your ticket(s) with a check


Special thanks to our generous sponsors!









About Deanna Spiotta

Deanna is the Communications Director for Healthy Baby Network.