postpartum justice summit 2019
April 6, 2019 * San Francisco
On this page:
Keeping the conversations loud and the movement strong
Summit photos & Videos
Summit attendee survey results
PDF file of the postpartum justice summit resource handbook
References for articles in the Postpartum justice summit resource handbook
keeping the conversations loud and the movement strong
The Mothers-to-Mothers Team wishes to thank all the speakers, moderators, panelists, volunteers, organizers, MoAD staff, and, most of all, the Community that participated in the Postpartum Justice Summit. Please keep the momentum strong and participate in the numerous local events in honor of Black Maternal Health Week (4/11-4/17).
M2M is also forging ahead with the following activities - please contact us if you are interested in:
declaring postpartum justice day in different cities
collecting cross cultural traditional postpartum practices
building new postpartum traditions based on wisdom and justice
Video: Postpartum Justice Summit 2019 Highlights
video: Postpartum Justice Summit - Summation Session
postpartum justice summit 2019
attendee survey results
On our Program Visitor Survey, we ask the question, "What about today's program provided you with new insight or learning?" Here are the responses we gathered:
Today's summit taught me a lot about birth equity and advancing Racial justice through birth work
We need more connection and healing spaces for birth workers. Insight: Postpartum Birth Plan
Definitely, I learned so much about the AA culture & the needs in that community
everything. Amazing group of talented, thought-leaders
Connections to my Black community
Intersections of so many movements & identities, their import & capacity to transform the postpartum period
All programming was excellent
Life changing! As a future queer parent, I found the sessions enlightening & healing
A whole lot
Yes -- so rich in history, wisdom, women's leadership, advocacy & valuable food for thought
Need for policy discussions/changes; networking; acknowledgement of Af Am Women community practices & traditions
Shared space with like minded activists, shared knowledge and learning from & remembering ancestral knowledge
Today's event was very insightful & much needed
Amazing opportunity to hear from black women leaders in this field!
Everything! Thank you. Asking women to construct their postpartum time at same time of birth plan building
There is so much work to do to ensure that postpartum justice is available to black women.
It was really helpful to being seen and it was very informative. Thankful for this experience. Also, the food was amazing!
It was great to be in community!
The platform afforded to these Black birthing justice experts and community sharing their experiences
Building community; igniting activism
Info about postpartum justice, how to continue to support black mamas
The inspirational work that all is being done & being created for healthier Mothers & happier families. They are important foundations for thriving communities!
The resilience of the African American people
Absolutely! As a public health professional and social worker, I look forward to sharing everything I learned with my team and health services agency.
All of it. Just loved the support & feeling seen
Layers of sharing, learning & community
Everything. Very informative event.
This program was insightful & powerful as it shed light on a must needed situation that is happening among blk women. More events like these are needed.
Everyone who presented and the new friends I met filled me with hope for our future I am honored to be an ally to such brilliant women.
I learned the importance of involving doulas in prenatal care! Going mothers the most support during this time period.
Provided an awareness of what is actively happening in the community solution oriented.
We also ask "How would you rate your experience? Excellent, Good, Acceptable, Needs Improvement." All attendees who filled out a survey rated their experience as "Excellent."
postpartum justice summit 2019 resource handbook pdf
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references for articles in
the Postpartum Justice Summit
The following articles were featured in the Postpartum Justice Summit Resource Handbook. Due to limited space, we did not print their references in the Handbook. The references can be accessed by clicking on the individual articles below.
Session 1: Black maternal equity
session 2: current fights for justice
session 3: Forging a new postpartum culture
“The Seven Postpartum Wisdoms Distilled From Traditional Cultural Practices”, by Marilyn Wong, Mothers-to-Mothers Postpartum Project, March 2019.