BMBFA Black Maternal Health Week Web Panel- With Sen. Erika Geiss

Special Event!

1:00PM- 2:00PM EST

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week 2024, we’re discussing current policy that affects nursing Black Moms in Michigan TODAY!

Tune in for an enlightening and spirited discussion with Michigan Senator Erika Geiss, Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Executive Director Kiddada Green, and the BMBFA Mommy Ambassador Malikah Garner about Human Milk Banking Legislation and budget recommendations for Michigan’s Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies Initiative.

About Kiddada Green

Kiddada Green is the Founding Executive Director of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA). She began BMBFA in 2007 as a breastfeeding mother who recognized the need for mothers to be supported in her own community. Kiddada oversees the vision, administration, operations and program development of the organization. Her impact as a thought leader, freedom fighter, and innovator for racial justice and maternal child health has echoed throughout the nation as a call to save Black mothers and babies. 

About Sen. Erika Geiss

Sen. Erika Geiss is a fervent supporter of policies promoting social change, especially when it comes to uplifting communities of color and low-income families. Her major legislative accomplishments include improving the standards of care for pregnant and nursing prisoners at the state’s only facility for female inmates, and developing the standards of implicit bias training for health care professionals across the state as part of a broader strategy to reduce racial disparities in health outcomes.

About Malikah Garner

Malikah Garner is a mother, advocate, entrepreneur and the Mommy Ambassador At-Large at Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA). Her journey with BMBFA began by attending Black Mothers Breastfeeding clubs. In 2021, she joined Hope Starts Here, Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership led by Detroit Maternal, Child and Family Alliance (DMCFHA). As a Mommy Ambassador with BMBFA, she has published articles about her breastfeeding journey and advocacy, and her perspective on normalizing Black breastfeeding has been featured on national platforms such as Good Morning America.