2022 Sponsorship: Alabama Black Midwives Conference

FAM proud to sponsor and attend the Alabama Black Midwives Conference

Samsarah Morgan, FAM Board President, at the exhibit detailing the Black American midwives of the South, stewarded by Shafia Monroe and on display at the conference in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Jessalyn Ballerano (L), Board Secretary, and President Samsarah Morgan (R) joined other advocates, student and practicing midwives, researchers, reproductive justice advocates and activist healers to acknowledge and take action around rapidly changing social and legislative landscapes across American midwifery and health equity.
















May 20th – 21st, 2022  This national conference was produced by Shafia Monroe Consulting and the Alabama Birth Equity Committee. Board President Samsarah Morgan and Secretary Jessalyn Ballerano were proud to participate and represent FAM while joining in community in…

~ Strategizing collectively for sustainable pathways to midwifery.’

~ Celebrating the roots of midwifery and client-centered care, and the legacies of black and indigenous ways of knowing and healing through American history.

~ Naming and learning about the challenges faced by rural – disenfranchised – systemically underserved communities in Alabama and beyond.

~ Engaging real solutions-oriented discussion around the legislative, educational, financial, and social barriers to cultivating broader access to diverse midwives and the capacity of midwifery to serve all birthing people in the United States.