AABN culminates Black Breastfeeding Week with virtual ‘7th Annual Lift-Up Every Baby!’

September 3, 2020

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, for the 7th year in a row, the African American Breastfeeding Network, Inc., presented their annual “Lift-Up Every Baby,” event. While traditionally the event is held with a group outdoors, this year due to COVID-19 the event was held virtually via ZOOM. The event broadcast live from Alice’s Garden, 213 N. 21st Street, while more than 50 families watched and took part online.

“This year is of extreme importance because of what’s happening in America. Against the backdrop of the pandemic, Americans are experiencing racial injustices, a resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and America’s reckoning with institutionalized racism. Black families need to protect their most vulnerable, Black women and their babies. This event is a public expression of why Black Lives Matter. Families will “lift” their babies for protection against police brutality and for good health,” said AABN Executive Director and Co-founder Dalvery Blackwell.