It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Black Maternal Health Week. Black Maternal Health Week takes place every year from April 11th –17th. It’s that time of year where as a doula, I get busy proclaiming the good news of doulas to the world and how we can improve black maternal and infant health. What’s so special about this year is that so many partners and colleagues have included Metro Mommy Agency to be a part of the conversation. We are honored to amplify the issues of black women because we know that the value of a black woman to our society cannot truly be measured and we deserve the attention.
If you value black mamas, please join us on any of these events happening locally in South Florida (Miami-Dade & Broward County) and online for those of you joining in from around the world.
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It is an action packed week for our leading birth justice organization in South Florida!
|Global Black Midwifery: Panel and Screening | Monday, April 11th, 2022 at 12:00 PM-1:30 PM EST |
Black Mamas Matter Alliance and National Black Midwives Alliance are excited to present the Global Black Midwifery Panel and Screening on April 11 at noon EST as an official event of Black Maternal Health Week 2022, while also marking International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. The event will feature a report back from the 2022 Zanzibar Cultural Midwifery Exchange from NBMA Director, Midwife Jamarah Amani. A segment of the documentary, Legacy Power Voice: Movements in Black Midwifery, featuring new footage from Zanzibar, will also be shown. Register Here: bit.ly/globalblackmidwifery
|Miami Birth Justice Initiative 101 | Monday, April 11th, 2022 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST |
What side are you on my people….what side are you on? We on the freedom side!!!
Come join us on Monday April 11th, 2022 at 6:30pm-8:30pm for an interactive workshop outlining our three year campaign to transform Jackson Hospital Systems. Jackson is the 3rd largest hospital system in the country. We believe if we can transform Jackson to increase the quality maternal and infant care that those changes will have ripple effects across the nation. We officially launched the campaign during our press conference back in November and we have been busy since. This space is for anyone who believes in birth justice. Come get updates on the campaign, our plans to WIN and learn your role in making this all possible. It’s going to take all of us, see you soon (virtually)! Register Here: https://bit.ly/mbji101
|Midwifery in Black: A Black Maternal Health Week Roundtable | Tuesday, April 12th 6:00pm – 8:00pm EST|
“Midwifery in Black: Black Maternal Health Week Roundtable” will be an NBMA virtual event commemorating Black Maternal Health Week, held on April 12th, from 6-8pm EST. The event will feature a roundtable discussion among Black midwives centered on the importance of culturally congruent midwifery care in the Black community. Using Midwife Jamarah Amani’s 21-Point Black Midwives Care Model, developed with the insights, perspectives, and experiences of many Black midwives, roundtable participants will discuss various aspects of care provided to Black mamas that are unique to the Black experience and which benefits Black families. The discussion will end with policy recommendations and a Q&A will be opened up to the audience. Roundtable participants represent a diversity of scope and practice settings.
Register Here: https://bit.ly/midwiferyinblack
|Florida Black Doula Collective Launch | Wednesday April 13 2022 – 6:00pm – 9:30pm EST |
The Florida Black Doula Collective Launch Social is going to be a celebration of the official lauch of SBJN’s Florida Black Doula Collective. The Florida Black Doula Collective mission is to expand Birth Justice by using our collective power to improve access to doula care. Our vision is to make sure every single birthing family has access to a birth justice doula in the state of Florida. Our purpose is to provide culturally congruent doula support.
A space where black doulas in Florida can come together to connect and build economic power. Allies are welcome! This will be an In-Person event with a virtual live option.
Register Here: https://bit.ly/flblackdoulasocial
|Florida Black in Repro: Black Maternal Health Week | Wednesday, April 13th 6:30pm- 7: 30pm EST|
On the 5th anniversary of Black Maternal Health Week, join the FRF Black in Repro committee for a conversation with Black mamas, health care workers, family members, healers, and policymakers “Building for Liberation” by protecting Black birthing.
Register Here: https://bit.ly/FRF2022BMHW
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