Ubuntu Giving Circle: Amplifying Black Maternal Health Week

Image of The LP storefront window commission by Destiny Belgrave

Image Description: Photograph of Destiny Belgrave’s LP Storefront Window Commission.

The Liberation Series is a year-long effort to uplift Bed-Stuy’s thriving past and present in partnership with local stakeholders, organizations, and businesses in the neighborhood today.

By bringing historic places into conversation with today’s artists and community leaders, this series will continue to explore the central role of Bed-Stuy in shaping Black art, culture, and community in New York City. 

April’s events center Earth Day, Black Maternal Health Week, and National Poetry month its programming, and each event in the series embodies one of three themes: Make Art. Build Community. Create Change. 

Create Change | During Black Maternal Health Week, The LP is in solidarity with Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) around the world whose birthing rights, autonomy and agency are being violated daily. Join The LP and ARIAH Foundation at the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn for a transformative night of art, storytelling and performance as we celebrate a future where all people who give birth are honored and treated with dignity and care. 

The LP is amplifying the ARIAH Foundation’s mission and vision to share the power and beauty of African and Indigenous centered culture. The ARIAH Foundation and the directors of the Award-Winning Documentary film, AFTERSHOCK, invite you to join a free community gathering called “The UBUNTU Giving Circle” in response to the Black Maternal Health crisis and to raise awareness about the reproductive disparities and inequalities that disproportionately impact BIPOC families.

The UBUNTU Giving Circle will be a gathering of community members, key stakeholders and philanthropists who are committed to addressing the crisis in black maternal health by generating resources that will be utilized by the ARIAH Foundation to fuel its mission and expand its reach. 

UBUNTU is an African-centered philosophy that declares that each person’s humanity is inextricably tied to the humanity of the collective and that the advancement of the collective is connected to the progress of each individual…I Am, Because WE Are!

Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023, 4PM

Location: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, 11226