Black History Month

When it comes to reproductive health, much of the work we do today whether it be abortion care, sexual health education, reproductive healthcare etc all started with the profound contributions that Black reproductive advocates and activists have paved the way for. February is Black history month and as the DTI team plans for the year ahead we celebrate and acknowledge (this month and always) organizations that bring Black history year round.

We’d like to amplify 6 organizations and thought leaders with you all below. Some of which you may be familiar with through DTI’s partnerships or some of which may be new to you!

National Perinatal Task Force 

The National Perinatal Task Force (NPTF) is a community of people who have a heart for women and babies and are concerned about the persistent and worsening maternal child health outcomes in the USA. They are working toward creating “a just and loving world” by building perinatal safe spots nation-wide with grassroot community organizers.

Mama Sana Vibrant Woman

Mama Sana Vibrant Woman is non-profit organization founded in Austin, TX by a collective of Black and Brown mamas determined to make a change. ​MSVW provides culturally resonant and quality prenatal and postnatal care in Austin and Travis County.

The Afiya Center

Transforming the lives, health, and overall well being of Black womxn and girls by providing refuge, education, and resources; the Afiya Center acts to ignite the communal voices of Black womxn resulting in the full achievement of reproductive freedom.

SisterSong

SisterSong is a Southern based, national membership organization; with a purpose to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.

New Voices for Reproductive Justice

Is working to build a social change movement dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through leadership development, Human Rights and Reproductive Justice. Their vision is to achieve health and well-being for Black women and girls, their families and communities.

Delivering Unto You

Delivering Unto You’s (DUY) goal is to provide true options for pregnant BIPOC folks. In addition to providing compassionate maternity support, care, and community; DUY’s mission is to let expecting parents know that they have options regardless of their social economic status.