A Look Back: 2023 Black Maternal Health Week with Birth Manifesta

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The Birth Manifesta celebrated Black Maternal Health Week with a week of events from April 11th through April 17th that was all focused on celebrating Black Mamas. The week included awareness, activism, and community building intended to: Deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the US; Amplify community-driven policy, research, and care solutions; Center the voices of Black Mamas, women, families, and stakeholders; Provide a national platform for Black-led entities and efforts on maternal health, birth, and reproductive justice; and Enhance community organizing on Black maternal health.

The Birth Manifesta hosted a variety of educational, restorative, and liberating events.  Experts and speakers including Senator London Lamar, Courtney Teasley, Esq, Tanzye Hill, James Shaw, Karimah and Patrick Walker Reese showed support throughout the week. Other events included “Pass the Mic: Girl Dads Step to the Stage,” which highlighted the role Black men play as fathers raising daughters and supporting Black women in reproductive justice, a screening and discussion for the film “Birthing Justice”, a Celebration of Liberation through the Arts called “Grandmothered In”, and a restorative time to heal through a movement called “Take Up Space Sis”.

Learn more about the work of Birth Manifesta here

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