Check out these upcoming events in honor of Black Maternal Health Week – April 11-17, 2022
The Global Black Midwifery Panel and Screening
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.
Panelists: Midwife Queen Umm Salaamah Abdullah-Zaimah, Midwife Lodz Joseph-Lemon, Midwife Pandora Hardtman, and Midwife Nafisa Jiddawi will share about their work in Africa and the Caribbean. BMMA Executive Director Angela Aina will moderate the discussion on building an international movement for Black midwifery.
Monday, April 11th, 12 pm Eastern
Black Maternal Health Virtual Symposium
Join The Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) for a virtual symposium showcasing newly released resources and products focused on BMMA’s research and policy activities.
Tuesday, April 12th, 12 – 2 pm Eastern
Policy Leaders in Conversation During #BMHW22
Join the nation’s top policymakers, experts, and advocates who are leading the fight to end the maternal mortality crisis among Black women in the United States.
The event, which falls during the fifth anniversary of Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW), will feature a keynote address from Vice President Kamala Harris, along with remarks and panel discussions featuring Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Rep. Alma Adams, Rep. Lauren Underwood, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Sen. Cory Booker, and others.
Wednesday, April 13th, 1 – 2 P.M. Eastern
Virtual Fundraising Day
Donate to support BMMA and their Mission of advancing Black Maternal Health, Rights, & Justice.
Thursday, April 14th
BMH x CLTR: NATAL Fireside Chat
Join BMMA’s second annual BMH X CLTR signature event featuring Season 2 of the NATAL Podcast. The event will highlight the importance of Black storytelling and prioritizing the experiences and voices of the Black community.
Friday, April 15th, 2 – 3 pm Eastern
Centering Black Families: BMMA x SisterSong Black Maternal Health Walk
The 2022 Atlanta based Black Maternal Health Walk will include a combination of wellness activities, maternal and reproductive health education sessions, music, and prizes for Black mamas and families from the Atlanta community.
IN-PERSON WALK: The Mother House
1237 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30310
Saturday, April 16th, 9:30 am Eastern
Get to Know the Alliance Spotlight Campaign
#BMHW22 Tweet Chat
Preterm and low birth weight birth in the United States: Black midwives speak of causality, prevention, and healing
Bridgeman-Bunyoli AM, Cheyney M, Monroe S, Wiggins N, Vedam S. Preterm and low birth weight birth in the United States: Black midwives speak of causality, prevention, and healing. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, February 3, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1111/birt.12624
The impact of culturally-centered care on peripartum experiences of autonomy and respect in community birth centers Almanza JI, Tessier, KM, Karbeah J; Neerland C; Stoll K; Hardeman R; Vedam S. The impact of culturally-centered care on peripartum experiences of autonomy and respect in community birth centers. Maternal and Child Health Journal, November 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-021-03245-w
Giving Voice to Mothers: inequity and mistreatment during pregnancy and childbirth in the United States.
Vedam S, Stoll K, Khemet Taiwo T, Rubashkin N, Cheyney M, Strauss N, McLemore M, Cadena M, Nethery E, Rushton E, Schummers L, Declercq E. Giving Voice to Mothers: inequity and mistreatment during pregnancy and childbirth in the United States. Reproductive Health, 2019,16:77.16(77): 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-019-0729-2
Transdisciplinary imagination: addressing equity and mistreatment in perinatal care
Vedam S, Zephryin L, Hardtman P, Lusero I, Olson R, Hassan SS, van den Broek N, Stoll K, Niles P, Goode K, Nunally L, Bair JW. Transdisciplinary imagination: addressing equity and mistreatment in perinatal care. Maternal and Child Health Journal, March 2022 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-022-03419-0