Join the South LA/South Bay Community Action Team on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 10:00-11:30 AM for our South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team monthly offering!
The Black Birthing Bill of Rights, which is an advocacy tool developed by the National Association for used to ensure Black women and birthing persons receive equitable care. During this event, two mothers from our community will share their personal birth stories and Dr. Dionne Bensonsmith will inform and educate the community on the importance and significance of the Black Birthing Bill of Rights.
Dr. Dionne Bensonsmith a professor at Claremont Graduate University; paving the way for black voices in public policy, race/gender politics, mental health policy, black feminist politics, reproductive justice, and feminist methodologies. In addition to research, teaching, and mentoring graduate students, she is the co-founder and co-director of Mothers on the Frontline, a non-profit organization that uses feminist informed methods such as storytelling, ethnography, and participatory research to facilitate caregiver healing and children’s mental health justice.
In South Los Angeles County and South Bay areas (South LA, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Compton, and Long Beach) the African American/Black Infant and Maternal Mortality rates are alarmingly high relative to other areas in Los Angeles County and the Country.
African American/Black women, fathers, and families, advocates, community/faith-based organizations, allies, and providers (perinatal clinicians, mental health providers, doulas, midwives, caseworkers, etc.) who live in and serve South LA, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Compton, and Long Beach are encouraged to attend.
For more information on the Black Birthing Bill of Rights: https://www.blackinfantsandfamilies.org/black_birthing_bill_of_rights