We aim to reclaim Black breastfeeding by celebrating and lifting up Boston’s Black breastfeeding families and their village through supportive and affirming community engagement events and spaces. We must challenge the dominant narrative by centralizing Black families with collective support to achieve equity in breastfeeding outcomes.
Event Name: Family Paint Night
Event Date: Every Tuesday in August
Event Time: 6pm-8pm EST
Event Host: D. Legacy Pace Setters
RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/BBW22DLPS
Join us every Tuesday of the month from 6p-8pm for a virtual family paint night. As we gather we will be surrounded by our community and family members and music. We will highlight the work and artistry of children, youth, and families. Let's talk, and paint, and discuss "How breastfeeding makes you feel." Families in Boston: Register early to receive paint materials.
Event Name: Whole Postpartum: 4th Trimester Pop-Up Event
Event Date: Thursday, August 25th
Event Time: 6pm EST
Event Host: 4th Trimester Subcommittee
RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/404312959947
This event will be held IN-PERSON at Schoolmaster Hill in Franklin Park. You are postpartum forever, so wherever you fall as a mom, come join us! Bring your questions, concerns, and joys. Light refreshments provided.
Event Name: Springfield Breastfeeding Celebration at City Hall
Event Date: Thursday, August 25th
Event Time: 10:15am EST
Event Host: H2HBeat
Event Location: Steps of Springfield City Hall 36 Court Street!
Virtual Streaming: Streaming live at Facebook and Instagram page for @H2HBEATLW
Join us as we celebrate and uplift the beauty of Black Breastfeeding in Springfield!
Event Name: Here's to 10 Years: Black Breastfeeding Week Celebration
Event Date: Friday, August 26th
Event Time: 12pm - 1pm ET
Event Host: Vital Village Networks
Event Link: https://cutt.ly/bbw22joy
Join us for the kickoff of black breastfeeding week 2022 to celebrate the milestone of 10 years! We are delighted to feature keynote remarks from Boston City Councilor Louijeune. We will also be joined by community champions and a live children's storytime Here's to 10 more years!
Event Name: 10 Years; A New Foundation: Black Breastfeeding Week Community Panel
Event Date: Tuesday, August 30th
Event Time: 2pm EST
Event Host: Uplift the CAN
RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/BlackBreastfeedingWeekCAN
Join Uplift the CAN Tuesday for a community discussion around breastfeeding & celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week.
Event Name: Family Yoga Night Monday
Event Date: Monday, August 29
Event Time: 5pm EST
RSVP HERE: bit.ly/monbabycafe
Uplift and Empower Moms!
Let’s Take a moment to celebrate motherhood through the bonding and support in community. We gather together in celebration of Black Breastfeeding Week uplifting and empowering our community through a meditation practice.
Please join us, the Boston Breastfeeding Coalition and the BMC Codman Baby Cafe today at 5:00 where Tiffany Mangum of Trupeace Wellness will be there for uplifting yoga and mindfulness.
Event Name: Family Drum & March Event with Jah/Jah Drummers
Event Date: Wednesday, August 31st
Event Time: 11am -12:30pm EST
Event Host: The Black Breastfeeding Week Committee
RSVP HERE: https://cutt.ly/bbwdrumandmarch22
Join us as we celebrate the conclusion of Black Breastfeeding Week 2022 on August 31st from 11am - 12:30pm with a Drum and March Circle featuring Jah Jah Drummers! Jah Jah Drummers have become well known for their dedication to keeping alive the Art of African drummology in the Boston area. They will demonstrate and teach the art of drumming. Families are welcome!
Event Name: Silent Auction
Event Date: August 19th-31st
Event Link: https://www.32auctions.com/BBFWBos22
ZNT Arts is a multifaceted artist and brand that uses art as a connector to promote beauty, love and community. She also works in the Boston community as a teaching artist, curator and arts education consultant. Her mantra is, Live and Let Art! So she speaks at workshops and panels on the topics of Art as a tool for self-care, how to approach social justice and racism in arts education.
2022 Black Breastfeeding Week: 10 Years, A New Foundation
It is the 10th year of Black Breastfeeding Week and we’re just getting started. For #BBW22, we’re celebrating the countless stories and families- past, present & future. We’ve shifted the narrative/optics, supported and uplifted each other…and it’s still just the beginning. The new foundation of lactation support is built on racial equity, cultural empowerment, and community engagement and is powered by our collective resilience. #BBW10Years #blackbreastfeedingweek Please share and help spread the word. We look forward to celebrating with you! ~Black Breastfeeding Week Founders Learn more about why Breastfeeding is important HERE. Learn more on their Facebook page.