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A clip of Trill Moms Founder, Brittany L. Wright testifying on bill H.F. 660 "Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act." Wright testifies to the MN House of Representatives on a bill that addresses Black Maternal Mortality and Morbidity rates within the state of Minnesota and adds a series of recommendations to further expand the bill before it becomes law. Since this video Wright has testified two additional times on the bill helping it advance and will soon be testifying before the Minnesota Senate. 

The purpose of this conversation is to move the dialogue forward about Black mothering during a pandemic and uprising. We will discuss the murder of our community member George Floyd, the uprising, and how it not only affects us as women and mothers but also how our children are impacted. This conversation will create a dialogue about change, how to heal, and how to move forward as conscious women and mothers.

A virtual conversation about the identity politics of Black Mothers and how to decolonize the way society views motherhood. This conversation will be guided by Shavunda Brown, Tatiana Fhree, Ayolanda Mack, and Alissa Paris. The ladies unpack historical parenting patterns and ways to reduce violence in the home by ending the normalization of spankings/whoopins. 

The ladies of the Trill Moms Brand recap mothering during a pandemic and uprising. Aarica shares her experience running for MN Senate District 34. Essence shares her experience of becoming a homeowner. Brit shares her experience of living in the hardest year of her life and how the Trill Moms Podcast is evolving from Season 1 to Season 2. We introduce the newest members of our team, Shavunda Brown and Kashimana Ahua, and send love to our team member Shakeeta for starting her own skin care line. #SQUADGOALS

Shakeeta Sturden and Aarica L. Coleman unpack body positivity and navigating self-love internally and externally with Essence Jones and Marie Chanté.

Harry Colbert and Brittany L. Wright talk with Dr. Joia Adele Crear-Perry, founder of the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC) about Black Maternal Health and disrupting disparities. Wright promotes Black Maternal Health week with Trill Moms and being inspired by the Black Mamas Matter Movement. 

Watch the 2020 Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage Policy Summit. Brittany L. Wright and Representative Ruth Richardson speak on Black Maternal Health and HF 660, Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act. 

This panel is moderated by Amber Z. Jones with contributions from Commissioner Luciero, Biiftuu Ibraham Adam, Hollies Winston, Nick Muhammed, Mohammed Noor, and Linda Sloan.

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