Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17


Published on April 14, 2020

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During April 11-17, join Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW)!

Black Mamas Matter Alliance
Founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, BMHW will be a week of awareness, activism, and community building intended to center the values and traditions of reproductive and birth justice movements. Though Black Mamas Matter Alliance has canceled all regional in-person gatherings for BMHW, webinar series are being hosted. Webinar discussions highlight human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks.

Register and find more information by visiting the Black Mamas Matters Alliance’s webpage here.

Black Maternal Health and the U.S. COVID-19 Response
April 13th @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Eastern Time

Shifting and Advancing Black Maternal Health Policy | #BMHW20
April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Eastern Time

Improving Health Outcomes for Black Mamas through Holistic Midwifery Care | #BMHW20
April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Eastern Time

Centering Black Mamas: In Practice | #BMHW
April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Eastern Time

You can follow the conversation by searching the #BMHW20 hashtag on Twitter or by visiting the Black Mamas Matter Alliance Twitter page.

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UCSF School of Nursing with Dr. Sayida Peprah
Centering Black Mamas: Perinatal Mental Health & Breastfeeding
April 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Pacific Time

Black Women Birthing Justice
Strategies for Advocating for Birth Justice | #BMHW20
April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Pacific Time

Black Women for Wellness
Black Momma Moxie
April 11-18


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