#BlackBreastfeedingWeek: BLK MAMAS Outside! for Connection & Our Community
BLK MAMAS Collective & BLKBRY LLC invite you to join us for #BlackBreastfeedingWeek 2023! Portraits, lactation consulting, giveaways & more!
Black Breastfeeding Week 2023: We Outside! Celebrating Connection & Our Communities
Saturday, August 26, 2023
ALMA Venue | 1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
You and your family are welcome to join us for a day of community and connection featuring:
- Latch-on photos
- Lactation consultations
- Flange fittings (for pumping)
- Guest speakers
- Food by Greedy Vegan & cool treats from our friends at Creamy Cone (!!)
- Resource fair
- Giveaways for nursing & back to school
Free!!! Please RSVP
Founded in 2012 by Kimberly Seals Allers, Kiddada Green, and Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka, Black Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually from August 25th to 31st, dedicated to expanding our understanding and appreciation of the vital impact that breastfeeding has on improving the health of Black infants, mothers and birthing people and reducing infant mortality rates within the Black community.
Together with the national organizers and our local partners, including Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, Washington State Department of Health, Surge Reproductive Justice, and BLKBRY LLC, BLK MAMAS Collective is committed to disrupting anti-Blackness as we celebrate, honor, respect, and protect Black motherhood and breastfeeding, from African ancestral to reclaimed practices of nurturing and thriving for our young and our communities.
Along with the founders of Black Breastfeeding Week, we believe that there is a need for a targeted and accelerated approach to improve Black breastfeeding outcomes, while addressing historic and intergenerational barriers to successful breastfeeding. We recognize that systemic and institutional racism create greater barriers for Black parents committed to meeting breastfeeding guidelines set out by public health officials, and acknowledge that Black families face unique cultural barriers, misinformation, gaps in support, lack of representation in the lactation field among other challenges.
On August 26 we gather in the spirit of Black joy to celebrate and uplift all Black families, and to especially generate awareness and solidarity for breastfeeding/chestfeeding Black mamas.
We invite you to join us and share throughout our Seattle, South King County, and Tacoma Pierce County communities.
WE OUTSIDE!! And we are ready to celebrate with you!
#BBW23 #WeOutside #blackbreastfeedingweek #blackbreastfeeding