In this issue: Black Maternal Health Week Virtual Events schedule and information.
Black Maternal Health Week is here! Celebrate April with us April 11-17
Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) was launched by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance in order to create awareness of and foster action to address the injustice of Black Maternal Mortality in our nation.
The LA County AAIMM Initiative is celebrating BMHW virtually through several social-distancing friendly online events. The South LA/South Bay AAIMM Community Action Team and partners across the LA County AAIMM network of change-makers have planned a full week of activities. We acknowledge our work has even deeper importance during this pandemic. This will be a time of celebrating and supporting joyous and healthy births, while calling on all to become a village of support for pregnant woman and families.
A listing of events can be found on our website at www.blackinfantsandfamilies.org/bmhw as well as on Facebook and Instagram(@blackinfantsandfamiliesla) and Twitter (@BIF_LA).
If your organization has a virtual event planned, we'd like to know: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AAIMM_BMHW.
Show Your Support! Download our BMHW 2020 Profile Badge
It's official...we've got a badge! What better way to show your support than to download our Black Maternal Health Week profile badge? It's below and available on our Facebook page.
Black Maternal Health Week 2020 Events
Please join and share these virtual events hosted by the South LA/South Bay Community Action Team, Black Infants and Families' AAIMM Doulas, our AAIMM partners, and Black Mamas Matter Alliance.
To keep up to date on events, follow our events page: www.blackinfantsandfamilies.org/BMHW
South LA/South Bay Community Action Team VirtualiTEA Series
Diversity Uplifts and March of Dimes Centering Black Mamas: Birth Stories of Hope, Healing & Celebration
Mighty Little Giants NICU Support Group
Black Women for Wellness #BlackMamaMoxie Series
Black Mamas Matter Alliance is hosting a series of powerful webinars listed below. For more information, visit: https://blackmamasmatter.org/events/
Antelope Valley Community Action Team (SPA 1) - Cesar Sanchez and Olga Vigdorchik
San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SPA 2) - Cesar Sanchez
San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena (SPA 3) - Annette Trejo and Jocelyn Estiandan
South LA/South Bay (SPA 6/8) - Adjoa Jones and Ellen Branch
The AAIMM CATs are still active during this time of social isolation and are working virtually to continue the great work they've begun.
Black Infants and Families Los Angeles is the landing place for the work of the Los Angles County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Initiative. We are a coalition of the LA County Health Agency (Department of Mental Health, Department of Public Health, and Department of Health Services), First 5 LA, community organizations, mental and health care providers, funders, and community members. We are united in one purpose: to address the unacceptably high rates of Black infant and maternal deaths in Los Angeles County.