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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