City of Detroit Mayor, Michael E. Duggan has officially proclaimed the week of August 25th through 31st 2015 as Black Breastfeeding Week. He encourages all citizens to join efforts to embrace the strength, power and unity of families and communities. Detroit native, Kiddada Green, founding executive director of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) and co-creator of Black Breastfeeding Week is very excited to be apart of this celebration.
“We realize that breastfeeding is about more than an infant feeding practice, it is a communal experience and we are excited to celebrate with our family and friends here in the City of Detroit.” On August 29, 2015, 1-4 p.m., BMBFA will be celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week: Lift Every Baby at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History located at 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48202. At 3 p.m. EST on the front lawn of the Museum, Detroit families will be gathering to lift their babies in unison with other cities throughout the nation in over eight cities including: Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Oakland and Atlanta. The baby lift symbolizes an individual and community commitment to ensuring that babies are given the best start in life. The baby lift is influenced by the black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. All are encouraged to “lift every baby” and help them to reach their greatest potential with a healthy start.
Register for the celebration here.