Come to the Well 

Episode 3: 

Summertime is here, and we’re keeping you cool and refreshed at the well! It’s June, and we’re celebrating fathers everywhere. BHS Fatherhood Engagement Specialist, Derek Lewis, is joined by a panel of dads- including Baltimore City Council President, Nick Mosby, and Baltimore Healthy Start board member, Terrance Lindsey- for a candid discussion about manhood, healthy relationships, and raising children with fatherly love. Join us as we gather by the well and listen to the stories, experiences, joys, and lessons our guests have to share.

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20, 2021. Let’s all show the dads and special men in our lives how much they are appreciated, valued, and loved!

To learn more about Baltimore Healthy Start programs, please visit: Fatherhood Engagement

Episode 2: 

Anna Malaika-Tubbs, author of “The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation”, joins BHS at the well to chat about her personal experiences with motherhood, and how we can incorporate more joy, creativity, and revolution in raising our children.

You can find our guest, Anna, on Instagram (@annastea_honesty), Twitter (@annas_tea_), and on her website: https://annamalaikatubbs.com/.

“The Three Mothers” is available for purchase wherever books are sold. So, be sure to grab a copy for yourself, or someone special, and support your favorite local or online indie bookstore! If you’re in the DMV, here are some Black-owned bookstores to check out:

Mahogany Books: https://www.mahoganybooks.com/
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe: https://www.events.sankofa.com/
Loyalty Bookstore: https://www.loyaltybookstores.com/
Everyone’s Place African Cultural Center (Google for contact info)

Learn more about Baltimore Healthy Start (BHS) by visiting: www.baltimorehealthystart.org.

Episode 1: 

It’s Black Maternal Health Week 2021 and the inaugural episode of the “Come to the Well” podcast! BHS Deputy Director, Maxine Reed-Vance, chats with National Birth Equity Collaborative founder, Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, about their work in maternal and child health, current events and developments around Black maternal health, and how we can fill in the maternity care gaps within our own communities.

**Here are some key episode mentions and resources**

1. The White House Roundtable on Black Maternal Health, hosted by VP Kamala Harris

2. Merck for Mothers Safer Childbirth Cities Initiative

3. Maryland Maternal Health Innovation Program (MDMOM)

4. The fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by Minnesota police officer, Kim Potter. Donations to The Daunte Wright Sr. Memorial Fund can be made via GoFundMe

You can find our guest, Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, on social media at: @doccrearperry (Instagram), @birthequity (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook), and www.birthequity.org.

Learn more about Baltimore Healthy Start (BHS) by visiting: www.baltimorehealthystart.org.