Mama’s Leche Hosts a Virtual Breastfeeding Sit-In Protest featuring NMBTF’s Monica Esparza
Join Mama’s Leche on August 22nd at 12:00 PM MST for a Virtual Breastfeeding Sit-In Protest in the name of love and in solidarity against systemic racism!
During this protest, Mama’s Leche will offer a read-aloud of Mama’s Leche, their bilingual children’s book, and will hear wisdom from a sister circle of panelists that include:
– Vanessa Simmons, Founder of the world renowned Normalize Breastfeeding Movement @normalizebreastfeedingofficial who will discuss how to bridge the disparity gap between our Caucasian sisters and women of color when it comes to women’s health and lactation support.
– Jabina Coleman @thelactationtherapist who will talk about the importance of reclaiming black breastfeeding and how to reconstruct the birth and breastfeeding fields to better support black child bearing women.
– Ayisha Elliott @blackgirlfromeugene Founder and Exe. Director of Black Gold Culture Camp, Owner and Facilitation specialist at Race Equity Matters, as well as Podcaster on Black Girl From Eugene will discuss how to facilitate mindful anti-racism conversations and cultural empowerment for our children through our daily narrative and expectations.
– Monica Esparza, @nmbfingtskfrc Deputy Director of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force, who will talk about the connection that breastfeeding/chestfeeding has to Latinx culture and roots. She’ll discuss human milk as a first food and the important role of removing systemic barriers so that families achieve their breastfeeding goals.
Mamas make the world go ’round. Remember, #georgefloyd called out for his mother before he died. The world needs more Mama’s Leche (mother’s milk)….in other words, the world needs nurturing, healing, motherly love.