Repost from @glowmaven .
Mama Glow- We are putting black women at the top of the feminist agenda!- no one else will. Black women are an endangered species- Black mothers in the U.S. die at four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women's health. Black women are 243% more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes than white women. How is it possible in the USA that we see this extreme disparity in birth outcomes for black women? Join us 7/25 to find out.
@MamaGlow & @mollygochman are hosting a powerful and enlightening conversation and action around Black Maternal Health. The leading ladies in maternal health will speak about BIRTH EQUITY, the critical link behind the 25-year rise in maternal deaths in the US especially among Black women, and what each of us can do to advocate as well as #breastfeeding success for black women and the importance of #selfcare.
We will be joined @doccrearperry, Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, President of National Birth Equity Collaborative and the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Stacey D Stewart @staceydstewart, president of the @MarchofDimes, Kimberly Seals-Allers @iamksealsallers Director of the Maternal & Child Health Communication Collective & me @glowmaven, founder of Mama Glow.
Understand folks, that we are in crisis mode! Women are the crux of community and when a mother dies, it impacts the community in a big way. Every mother and baby deserve to survive childbirth. Yes this is a heavy issue, but placing it center stage is of paramount importance. We want women everywhere understand what each of you can do to improve the outcomes for our own health & for the health of our babies.
Join us on @mamaglow Instagram & Facebook to watch the talk LIVE discussion in NYC from wherever you are. Be a part of this educational & action oriented experience. Join us to be an #advocate for #maternalhealth #infanthealth #blackmaternalhealth because every baby deserves a mother and no woman deserves to die as a result of complications surrounding childbirth. Mark your calendars & stay tuned for broadcast on July 25 Tag folks who would be interested. #birthequity