Black Maternal Health Week
While Black mamas and birthing persons face incredible odds in birthing, Black maternal health week strives to acknowledge the immense contributions of Black led movements and organizations to Black maternal health, Black women who led this work, and the magical ways Black mamas and birthing persons create thriving, healthy families and communities.
Black mothers and birthing person have 50% more preterm birth than other group in the US (March of Dimes, 2022).
Black mothers die at 3x the rate of their white counterparts during childbirth (CDC, Black Mammas Matter Alliance).
Join Us For a Panel Conversation During Black Maternal Health Week.
From Birth to Care: An Intersectional Conversation on Black Maternal Health and Intimate Partner Violence
Time: April 15, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST
Description: Join moderators Charnell Covert from House of Ruth Maryland and Andrea Williams-Mohammed of Nzuri Malkia Birth Collective, along with powerful Black women leaders from the Black Maternal health/reproductive justice and intimate partner violence fields as we discuss the deep connection between celebrating Black mamas, birthing persons and families and the important work of preventing and ending intimate partner violence.
- How do these two movements support the larger goal of promoting healthy and whole communities of color?
- How can we center the work of Black women leaders doing Black Maternal Health/reproductive justice and intimate partner violence work, respectively?
- How can you get involved?
Ways To Get Involved
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Donate essential items for our Black Maternal Health Week expecting mothers Amazon Wish List.
Download our Black Maternal Health Week fact sheet.