Panel discussion: A Celebration of Black Motherhood
About this Event
There are too many moments where Black mothers lived experiences and their ability to raise children are overlooked. In many households, Black mothers are the teachers, cooks, cleaners, and most importantly the loving parent for our Black children, who constantly face anti-Blak racism in Canada. Little is discussed how Black mothers support their children and how they challenge the systemic anti-Black racism that they and their children endure on a daily basis.
On May 28th (Subject to change) ACMP is organizing a special event to honor or Black mothers. During this event, there will be a special focus from Black mothers who are willing to be vulnerable to address the challenges and triumphs they face. This event is not to discuss the hardships but celebrates and thank Black mothers for what they do 365 days a year. This is especially needed during Covid-19 where numerous ACB mothers are isolated from their social circle or “village.
When: Friday, May 28th
Time: 7 PM to 8:30 PM
This event keeps in mind that “motherhood” at times omits ACB women’s lived experiences. We purposely open this space to acknowledge, appreciate, honour and recognize ACB women, specifically ACB motherhood empowerment! Through our panelists and participants’ unique and valuable experiences we will explore what Afro-Caribbean Black (ACB) Motherhood means, why it is important, and how we can collectively work together to sustain an appreciation for our Black mothers.
This event is open to all Canadian community members to learn and share thoughts on how we can continue to empower ACB mothers. We encourage students from high school to all levels of post-secondary institutions to attend.
The topics that will be touched on are the following and not limited to:
- The experiences of mothers who gave childbirth & labour
- A discussion about the “9 months” of carrying our Black children
- Mental Health & Black Motherhood
- Black Motherhood & Career
- Discussing the concept of the “Independent Black Mother”