Black Maternal Health Week 2023 — Our Bodies Belong to Us: Restoring Black Autonomy and Joy
April 11 @ 8:00 am - April 17 @ 5:00 pm
From the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA):
Black Maternal Health Week takes place every year from April 11 –17 and was officially recognized by the White House on April 13th, 2021. The month of April is recognized in the United States as National Minority Health Month – a month-long initiative to advance health equity across the country on behalf of all racial and ethnic minorities. Additionally, we are joining dozens of global organizations who are fighting to end maternal mortality globally in advocating that the United Nations recognize April 11th as the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights.
The campaign and activities for Black Maternal Health Week serve to amplify the voices of Black Mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements. Activities during BMHW are rooted in human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks.