When Serena Williams, one of the most recognizable and wealthiest female athletes in the world, had a harrowing birth and postpartum care experience we instantly became more aware that the risks Black mothers face during and after pregnancy cuts across all income, class and educational achievement lines for Black women.
Serena spoke about her experience with the goal of changing the fate for other Black women. Read the full article detailing her work here http://bit.ly/2GuE0Xx
If this happened to Serena, it could happen to any Black mother. And it does.
Serena’s story is all too common – especially for Black mothers in Travis County. The tide turns now. Show up for Black mothers on March 27th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Show Up for Black Mothers Summit – made possible through a grant from the St. David's Foundation – is an opportunity to bring together health care professionals, policy makers, faith-based community members, and community leaders to address the issue.
Through awareness, knowledge, support and activism we can improve postpartum outcomes for Black women in Travis County.
We invite you to join mothers, health care professionals, policy makers, faith-based community members, and community leaders as we show up for Black mothers in Travis County.
We need to you to Show Up for Black Mothers on March 27!
900 Chicon St., Austin, TX 78701
Join us and let us know you will be there: RSVP@makingthingsclear.com
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