Postpartum Justice Summit 2019

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
General $45 | MoAD Members $35 | College Students $25 | Youth under 18 Free


Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry & UC Berkeley’s Mothers to Mothers Project present

Postpartum Justice Summit 2019

We are in a crisis.
With U.S. black maternal mortality and morbidity risks worsening while other nations are experiencing improvements, we are in need of a paradigm shift now, more than ever. The Postpartum Justice Summit, organized by the Museum of the African Diaspora in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Mothers to Mothers Project, will bring together the Bay Area community to learn from and engage with some of the leading thinkers, doers, and community organizers in the maternal health field. As a community, we will envision our future and the fearlessness it will take to confront the sexism, racism, individualism, and profit-making that perpetuate maternal deaths. This groundbreaking event will feature panels and breakout sessions lead by experts and community participants in the fields of research, policy-making, storytelling, women empowerment, and postpartum traditions.

Keynote Conversation:

Dani McClain

Dani McClain—contributing writer with The Nation and author of We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood.

Latham Thomas

Latham Thomas—celebrity birth doula and author of Mama Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen Within.


Afternoon breakout sessions

  • Black Maternal Health Equity
  • Current Fights for Justice
  • Forging a New Postpartum Culture


Continental breakfast catered by Tai Zhan and Craftsman & Wolves.

Lunch catered by Isla Vida Afro Caribbean Restaurant.

This program is made possible by the generous support of Kaiser Permanente and Target.