I am asking for your support of my pledge for the African People’s Education and Defense Fund, which has the goal to build a Health Center for Black women on the Northside of St. Louis, Missouri. Fifty years ago, this part of town was declared a “sacrifice zone,” forcing three generations to grow up with the compounding effects of economic depletion, systemic racism, cultural desolation and intergenerational trauma.
This video shows why the Uhuru wa Kulea is so important: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GruAyPsdA1A
I’ll highly appreciate your contribution for this program which is part of the Black Power Blueprint, a dynamic and visionary Black community-led development initiative. The Black Power Blueprint is working to build this Women’s Health Center in a neighborhood that is 95% Black, the majority of whom live below the poverty line. Studies show that health outcomes for mothers and infants are significantly better when they receive care from practitioners, including doulas and
midwives, of their own cultural background.
I love that Uhuru Wa Kulea will have a self-determined, holistic approach to health and wellness. It will “nurture” and at the same time empower African/Black families, and by doing this, re-build an intentionally destroyed community.
This summer, the Black Power Blueprint has already completed the first African Women’s Doula Training Program out of their Uhuru House Community Center. The land for the African Women’s Health Center has been acquired, and a design of the building has been completed. Now, the Black Power Blueprint needs over $290,000 to build the center and begin caring for their community.
Please join me in taking this positive step towards repairing the damage of the legacy of slavery and the ongoing systemic injustice in a system built on oppression.
Thank you so much!
You can make a tax-deductible donation to my fundraiser, or via check, made out to “APEDF,” 4101
W. Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63115.