As we prepare to join loved ones for Thanksgiving and start our holiday shopping, let's also remember a sobering reality for Africa's mothers and children.
Africa has the highest rate of mothers who die in childbirth. In the United States, African-American and African immigrant women of all backgrounds have our country's highest infant and maternal mortality rates.
Take action by joining AWDF USA and hundreds of concerned mothers on Giving Tuesday, November 27th for an hour starting at 6:30 PM Eastern, 5:30 PM Central and 3:30 PM Pacific for our virtual Mother Africa Movement Summit(MAAM).
MAAM is a series of forums organized as part of AWDF USA's Saving Our Future initiative designed to promote healthy births for African and African diaspora mothers.
The MAAM Summit will mobilize mothers throughout the country and worldwide to understand and address the troubling infant and maternal mortality crisis affecting Africa and its diaspora.
You will see a short film about the crisis, learn from experts about what's causing this challenge, and how you can join AWDF USA to make a difference on this critical issue.
Participating is free of charge. Just click here to register. Then you will receive your secure internet log-in information. Or if you want to just join by phone, dial: +1 (646) 307-1716 and enter the Access Code: 115-322-881. We will send out the Summit slide show so that you can view it if you don't have internet access.
Thank you in advance for sharing your time and commitment on Giving Tuesday to help us create a better future for Africa's mothers and children on the continent and in the US.
About AWDF USA
AWDF USA is a US-based 501(c)(3) public charity that works nationally to promote increased understanding, financial and other support for effective development initiatives and organizations led by African women. America's trusted partner for African giving, AWDF USA services include grantmaking, evaluation, research and public awareness initiatives that strengthen American philanthropy for the African women's movement.
Visit www.usawdf.org for a calendar of events and donation information.
Jackie Copeland-Carson, Ph.D.
African Women's Development Fund USA
America's Trusted Partner for African Giving