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Tuesday, April 11, 2023 | 5 PM
Screening of "Birthing Justice"
Join Dr. Lisa Wright and JHU Students for a screening of Birthing Justice
BIRTHING JUSTICE is a feature length documentary whose purpose is two-fold: to discuss issues fueling the maternal health crisis within the African American community and to advocate for best practices to enhance birthing equity for all women, especially Black women. The film explores this national epidemic via four regions — Washington, D.C., Augusta, GA, several areas in Missouri, and California, interviewing those affected by current policies, i.e. birthing individuals and healthcare providers, as well as those, such as birthing advocates, activists and policymakers, at the forefront of advancing policy change
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 5:30 PM
A Way Forward in Black Maternal Health
You are invited to join the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Psi Phi Omega Chapter and The Bloom Collective for a community building opportunity and panel discussion in honor of Black Maternal Health Week
Enjoy networking in the ShowRoom at MotorHouse, get to know others committed to Black Maternal/Perinatal Health and Reproductive Justice.
During our lively panel discussion we will hear from thought leaders, community centered practitioners, Birth workers, policy advocates and so much more working at the intersection of Black maternal health and reproductive health, rights and justice.
Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 5:30 PM
Centering Black Perinatal Health & Reproductive Justice
You are invited to join us for Black Maternal Health Week – a chance to build community and network with birth workers, midwives, community care practitioners, physicians, community members and folks committed and interested in Black maternal health and reproductive justice.
Friday, April 14, 2023 | 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
As a part of the celebration, Bloom is hosting a Healing Suite to support Black Birth workers, Midwives, Practitioners, and RJ Organizers, with the aim to provide a space for self-care and rejuvenation for those on the front lines of supporting community.
We will have Sominbo Wellness and NKV Skin offering care and support throughout the day, along with presentations.
Friday, April 14, 2023 | 6:30 PM
Dressed in Motherhood with Sam Smith
Join us for an evening conversation with Sam Smith as she discusses her story behind creating “Dressed in Motherhood” and the culture of self-care through style. This will not be your usual fashion and clothing conversation, but an open space to reflect on our power and bringing our whole selves forward.
Saturday, April 15, 2023 | 10 AM
Black Maternal Health Community Walk
We invite you to join us for a community walk in honor of Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice. A chance to build together, share resources and engage around our collective commitment.
This walk is organized in honor of this work, and to coincide with other walks happening in local community in honor of Black Maternal/Perinatal Health and Reproductive Justice.
This walk will take place rain or shine. We encouraged you to dress appropriately for the weather and in what way feels comfortable to you. We welcome, babies, children and families. This is a time to come together, enjoy some movement and walk in support of the way forward in Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice.