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CVD ❤️: Black Maternal Health Week Community Event Recs

Black Maternal Health Week

Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) 2024 is here, and we've curated a variety of both virtual and in-person events that celebrate, educate, and advocate for Black maternal health. These events are perfect for healthcare providers, Doulas, and community members interested in supporting and learning about Black maternal health, equity, and the roles of Black Doulas and midwives. Here’s your guide to engaging with this important week, whether you're in Chicago or joining from afar.

Virtual Events to Join From Anywhere

  1. BMHW24 Kick-off Tweetchat

  • Organizer: Black Mamas Matter Alliance

  • Date: April 11, 2024

  • This virtual tweet chat is a great way to start the week. Stay tuned to Black Mamas Matter Alliance for more details.

  1. Data & Innovation Day

  • Organizer: Black Mamas Matter Alliance

  • Date: April 12, 2024

  • Engage with the latest data insights and innovative solutions enhancing Black maternal health at this virtual event. For more information, visit Black Mamas Matter Alliance.

  1. Preeclampsia Perspectives: Insights for Expectant Mothers

  • Organizer: Birthing the Magic Collaborative

  • Date: April 12, 2024

  • Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM CDT

  • Format: Virtual

  • An empowering conversation with Dr. Ukachi Emeruwa, providing critical insights into recognizing symptoms of preeclampsia. Join via Zoom.

  1. Policy Day

  • Organizer: Black Mamas Matter Alliance

  • Date: April 16, 2024

  • Policy discussions crucial for advancing Black maternal health. Keep updated through the Black Mamas Matter Alliance website.

  1. BMHW Lunch Talk: Healthcare Advocacy & the Black Birthing Body

  • With: Mai Heath

  • Date: April 16, 2024

  • Time: 12:00 PM

  • Format: Virtual

  • Dive into discussions on healthcare advocacy related to the Black birthing body via Zoom.

In-Person Events in Chicago

  1. Black Maternal Health Week Meetup

  • Organizer: Sisters in Loss

  • Date: April 11, 2024

  • Time: 5:00 PM

  • A Chicago-based meetup will be held to connect and share; venue details will be announced. Check for updates on Eventbrite.

  1. Grand Rounds: Jeanine Valrie Logan

  • Organizer: Chicago South Side Birth Center

  • Date: April 15, 2024

  • Time: 7:00 AM

  • Location: AAC 976 & ZOOM

  • Breakfast with RSVP is available at RSVP here.

  1. RUSH BMHW Movie Viewing and Panel Discussion: Birthing Justice

  • Date: April 16, 2024

  • Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Location: AAC 539 Lecture Hall, 5th floor, 600 South Paulina Street, Chicago, IL

  • Refreshments with RSVP at RSVP here.

  1. BLACK FATHERS as ADVOCATES for Black Maternal Health: A DESIGN STUDIO!

  • Date: April 17, 2024

  • Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Format: Virtual Design Studio

  • Engage in this innovative session via Zoom.

These events provide a platform for learning, engagement, and community building around the critical issues of Black maternal health. Whether you are looking to connect with experts, learn about health conditions, or engage in policy and advocacy, these BMHW events are designed to empower and inform. Join us to support and uplift the voices that shape the future of Black maternal health.


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