(Black PR Wire) Detroit, MI- Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) presents its 5th Annual Summit, on Saturday August 27, 2016 from 1:00pm- 4:00pm. The event will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History located at 315 E. Warren Detroit, MI 48202. The Summit is supported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section.
The 5th Annual Summit is a free event open to the community. The event celebrates Black Breastfeeding Week’s 2016 theme “Oh, What a Joy!” spotlighting the sweet joy of family bonds and perseverance. The summit will host an open interactive community conversation in collaboration with MDHHS.
“Through collaborations with partners, the Health and Human Service Office of Minority Health is forging a new era in health equity. This new era will focus on strengthening measures that will increase equity in policies and programs across health and non-health sectors to reverse and repair the devastating impact of high dropout rates, unsafe neighborhoods, deteriorating homes, lack of affordable transportation, pollution, low wage jobs, and fewer healthy, affordable food options in far too many communities across the country,” United States Department of Health & Human Services. The community conversation is an important opportunity to hear from Detroit residents about improving healthy food conditions in our area.
The summit will also feature comedians Josh Adams and Darius Bennett performing an hour-long family friendly stand-up comedy act. Last year, BMBFA received the Spirit of Detroit Award from Councilman Scott Benson.
“This year, we are excited about continuing to uplift the spirit of Detroit by celebrating the joys of family and parenthood,” states Kiddada Green, founding executive director of BMBFA. Summit attendees will participate in the Black Breastfeeding Week’s national “baby lift”. In coordination with families across the country, children of all ages will be lifted by their parents and community members. BMBFA will be lifting babies in unison with over 40 cities throughout the nation to show support for black children living healthy and thriving lives. Also this year, BMBFA has added Spanish interpreter and American Sign Language accommodations. Registration and event details are located at www.BMBFA.org.
Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 2007. BMBFA’s mission is to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for African Americans by building foundational networks of support, and strengthening systems to overcome historical, societal and social barriers to breastfeeding success. BMBFA’s programs include Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Club, community-based doula services and community-based breastfeeding peer counselor services. For more information, visit http://www.bmbfa.org.