The Mama's Day Dinner is an extension of the National Mama's Day Celebration created by Forward Together. This years theme is *Black Mama's* are Trailblazers. *Black Mamas*/ face a number of challenges and their ability to survive and thrive is an act of resistance. According to the CDC, black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women’s health.
This dinner is about celebrating Black mamas for all the amazing things they do and for being the cornerstones of their communities despite the statistics.
Our vision is to uplift the voices of *Black Mamas* and femmes. We envision connecting with *Black Mamas* so we can begin developing and collaborating with the communities we serve. The Mama's Day Dinner is a first step in fostering relationships amongst our invited guests. This year we will be breaking bread and celebrations our victories; enjoying live music, spoken work, dance and a smokin hot dance floor.
We believe in the power of storytelling and knowledge. Mama's day will be for women to connect with their parenting stories and to provide information for women to share with their communities. We envision an intergenerational dinner that will celebrate Black mamas and uplift their right to parent!