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BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH WEEK
April 11 - 17, 2023

 

Our Bodies Belong to Us:

Restoring Black Autonomy and Joy!

Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) was founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance in 2018. BMHW is a national week of awareness, activism, and community building intended to:

  • Deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the US.

  • Amplify community driven policy, research, and care solutions.

  • Center the voices of Black Mamas, women, families, and stakeholders.

  • Provide a national platform for Black-led entities and efforts on maternal health, birth and reproductive justice.

  • Enhance community organizing on Black maternal health.

Learn more about BMHW here: blackmamasmatter.org/bmhw and see what we did last year for BMHW 2022 here

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

BLACK POWER-SHARING

Julie & Daryl Balchwiler

BLACK AUTONOMY

Anthem Blue Cross logo

BLACK JUSTICE

Dr. Julie Nicole 

Steven & Cheryl Stegmaier

Saint Agnes logo
Central Valley Community Foundation logo
Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission logo

BLACK JOY

Valley Childrens Hospital logo
United Way Fresno and Madera Counties logo
Black Infant Health logo

FRIENDS

Councilmember Miguel Arias

Christa and Aaron Wiens

First 5 Fresno County logo
Central Valley Community Bank logo
Cultural Broker Family Advocate Program logo
BMHW Sponsors
BMHW 2023 EVENTS
Black midwife

BLACK Maternal

Health Exhibit 

Date: April 6, 2023 @ Art Hop

Time: 6 - 9 PM

Location: African American Museum

1857 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721

Document titled "Black Maternal Health Exhibit" with Black woman holding a newborn baby and additional text
Gold confetti background

Facility Blessing Day

Date: April 11, 2023

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Location: 2201 Calaveras St.

Fresno, CA 93721

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Invitation titled "Please Join Us As We Bless Our New Facility" with additional text
Black woman talking with her black provider

Community Conversations with Stakeholders

Date: April 12, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Location: 2201 Calaveras St,

Fresno CA 93721

Pink document titled "Community Conversations with Stakeholders" with additional text
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Community Conversations with Legislators

Date: April 13, 2023

Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM 

Location: 2201 Calaveras St, Fresno CA 93721

Pink document titled "Community Conversations with Our Legislators" with two men wearing suits and additional text
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Group of Black women smiling

Community Celebration & Health Fair on April 15, 2023

Location: 2201 Calaveras St, Fresno CA 93721

Time: 11 AM - 3 PM

BMHW Black men & fathers
Pink document titled "Community Celebration and Health Fair" with group of Black women hugging and smiling with additional text
Health Fair
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