Black Mama’s Week 2023: “Our Bodies Belong To Us: Restoring Bodily Autonomy & Joy!”
Our BWW Black Maternal and Infant Health program showed up in a BIG way during Black Mama’s Week 2023!!! This years theme was: “Our Bodies Belong To Us: Restoring Bodily Autonomy & Joy!”.
This was a week full of celebrating Black motherhood and advocating for better maternal health outcomes for Black birthing people. Our Sisters in Control Reproductive Justice, Black Maternal and Infant Health program hosted/participated in 4 events throughout Los Angeles and was able to connect with over 500 community members!
1. Glowing While Growing, a Live Cooking Demo & panel discussion for expecting mothers
2. Supporting Black Mothers: Restoring Joy, an informative and interactive prenatal workshop with relaxing pregnancy massages, Doula tips, sound therapy and lots of gifts for mom and baby
3. Centering Black Mothers, an empowering maternal infant health panel at Sisters@8 bringing awareness to the data surrounding the Black Maternal and Infant Health Crisis
4. AAIMM CAT Baby Shower, we proudly participated in the joyous community baby shower in partnership with AAIMM CAT where moms got a chance to meet each other, find out the gender of their baby and take home everything from diapers and wipes to play pins.
It was a week full of advocacy, love and support for Black mothers and babies.