October 1, 2016–September 30, 2017. Sheri Parpia, former LLLI Board member and Board Chair, and Carolyn Driver-Burgess, Board member from Zone South Pacific/Asia, are heading a taskforce for LLLI’s 60th birthday. The official LLLI 60th anniversary year will run from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. To unite friends of La Leche League around the world, your local conferences and celebrations could be planned within this time frame.
The overall theme for our anniversary is “Building a Legacy,” which relates to breastfeeding and La Leche League on many levels. By breastfeeding our children, we lay the foundations of a legacy for good health. The work we do as Leaders builds a legacy of breastfeeding knowledge in our communities and the families we work alongside. La Leche League as an organization has been building a legacy for future generations and the Founders have built a legacy of values. ecelebration plans and items that will be available include a film featuring interviews with the Founders, a breastfeeding song, online conference sessions, an anniversary logo, and a necklace with beads collected from around the world.