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We are proud to share with you See Me. Hear Me. 2023 funded by the Rosa: Voices From The Frontline grant.

This is our first campaign and our aim is to highlight and address the lack of Black perinatal voices in the research and data space.

Our goal is to come together with the Black perinatal community, to create and share information in ways that are healing and restorative. We aim to collate information on how we can support each other, and guidance for the maternity system in Birmingham to effectively engage with the Black perinatal community for better maternal outcomes.

Join us on this movement and share your pregnancy or birth story in a variety of creative and restorative ways.

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Join us in September and October 2023

Saturday Soup and Birth Stories

Bring your mum, nan, big sis or aunty to our intergenerational storytelling session with Sankofa Healing Creative Arts. Saturday soup is a traditional meal that brings about nurturing, wellbeing and learning, SOUP IS ALSO THE KEY INGREDIENT FOR PREGNANCY AND POSTNATAL NOURISHMENT. Storytelling is how we learn and grow – join us and share your experiences and wisdom to nurture the next generation.

POSTNATAL NOURISHMENT. Storytelling is how we learn and grow – join us and share your experiences and wisdom to nurture the next generation.

 

Sat 30th September 11am – 3pm, YARD

Black Birth manifesto

Our Maternity Ambassador for Change Natasha Subi alongside artis Ola Brown will be facilitating this workshop.  Natasha is determined to get Black women to have safe, joyful and empowered perinatal experiences. If you want to be part of our movement pushing for BIRTH EQUITY, JUSTICE AND SYSTEMS CHANGE please join us in this creative workshop

Sun 8th October 11am – 3pm, GRS

My Belly, My Story

This creative arts session with artist Ola Brown is a space to tell us about your pregnancy journey on your own belly cast.  We will do the cast with you in the morning and it takes 15 min to dry. You will then work with Ola using a variety of creative materials (including anything you want to bring from home such as pictures) to share your pregnancy experience so far. If you are between 5 months to 8 months pregnant please join us.

Sun 15th Oct 11am – 3pm, YARD

African Drumming and movement

Hear the call of the drum, and energise your body in this session with Sandra Golding the UK’s leading African dance and somatic movement practitioner. Drumming is a way of communication and uplifting our energy.  Come and call out your stories in this circle and learn to bang the drum to amplify your voice.


21st Oct  11am – 2:30pm, Aston Park Pavilion

 

see me hear me conversation

This event brings See Me Hear Me 23 to an end.  We will be having conversations around the importance of community-led wisdom and community knowledge in facilitating better maternal outcomes for Black families.


Tues 31st Oct 10am – 2pm, MAC

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