• Spotlight the stories of women with lived experience being pregnant and giving birth in jail and prison.
  • Educate concerned individuals about the trauma involved, which is a hidden contributor to a high infant mortality rate in our community.
  • Present a path of healing for women who have been through this experience.
  • Launch a dialog about local and national policy initiatives to remove this blight from our land.  


  • Networking with like-minded professionals and other concerned citizens. 
  • Opportunity to create an ongoing movement to help reduce infant mortality by addressing motherhood issues in the criminal justice system.

The symposium will be a success if the following criteria are met:

  • At least 100 attendees pay the registration fee and attend. 
  • Supportive organizations purchase sponsorships to help fund the expenses of the event. 
  • Those in attendance receive inspiration, instruction in effective action, exposure to resources, and opportunities to network with others who work with this population. 
  • Worthy organizations involved in the issue receive national exposure as a result of our media coverage. 
  • Names and other demographic information of those in attendance are added to the database. 
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Konni Burton

State Senator - District 10 Fort Worth, Texas
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Carole Eady-Porcher

New York, New York
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Pamela Winn

Atlanta, Georgia
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Lauren Johnson

Austin, Texas
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Toni Bunton

Detroit, Michigan
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Misty Wilder, BS

Program Manager Healthy Start Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology UNT Health Science Center Fort Worth, Texas
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Tia Titus

Washington, DC
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This activity is approved for 5.25 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.


This activity is approved for a maximum of 5.25 Clock Hours for Social Workers.


The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 5.25 hours of participation.



University of North Texas Health Science Center is an approved provider, number 2022, by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This activity is approved for 5.25 CEU credits/5.25 clock hours.


UNT Health Science Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides up to 5.25 contact hours.

Approved Provider ID: 16-274238-B

Paying by Personal or Company Check?

In order to pay with a check you need to ensure that you have a profile completed in our learning management system.

Please have attendee go to http://ce.unthsc.edu to create an account. “Create account” link is in top right corner of the page. Please let our office know when the account has been created and we will register them as “pending”. Once payment has been received registration will be completed and a confirmation email will be sent to the registrant. Be sure to include the attendees name(s) with the check.

If you require an invoice please feel to use the fillable invoice you can modify to your specifications, click here.

Questions? Or if you would like to add someone with an account to the pending list please call (817) 735-2539.