The Black Maternal Health Project Presents: National Breastfeeding Month Celebration & “Aftershock” Discussion

The Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc. (CAANH), a non-profit and social service agency in Greater New
Haven, in partnership with New Haven Healthy Start, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. New Haven
Metropolitan Chapter (NCBW), New Haven Chapter of the Links Incorporated, and DHJ Services came together during
Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17, 2023) to announce a collaboration with the Community Alliance for Research
and Engagement (CARE) and Southern Connecticut State University to increase the number of businesses and organizations
statewide that were recognized as Breast/Chestfeeding Friendly Worksites. The collaboration’s objective is to raise
awareness about Connecticut’s laws for protecting employees’ right to lactation in the workplace, and to advocate for the
establishment of breast/chestfeeding-friendly workplace policies. This collaboration sought over 300 organizations
throughout the state and encouraged over 150 businesses and non-profits to commit to establishing a designated time, space,
and policy for breast/chestfeeding, with the goal of being recognized by the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition as a
Breast/Chestfeeding Friendly Worksite. Now, as National Breastfeeding Month comes to a close, we continue to empower
Connecticut businesses and organizations to comply with lactation laws and policies and will continue to advocate for
maternal health justice throughout the state.

Please join us as we celebrate the completion of our Breast/Chestfeeding Initiative and engage in conversation around the
documentary Aftershock, a documentary on maternal birth justice, with a panelist of physicians and public health
professionals. This event will take place on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, from 5:30-8 pm, at the Michael J. Adanti Student
Center at Southern Connecticut State University (501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT, 06515). Your attendance is
encouraged. This celebration and conversation will invigorate all who attend to continue along the path of fighting for
maternal health justice.
Limited seating is available, so participants are asked to complete a form to RSVP for the event:

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