2023 Calendar of Events
December 7, 2023 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Worcester, MA, USA
Preeclampsia CommunityConversations: This project explores whatBlack women know (or don't know) about blood pressure disorders and cardiaccomplications during pregnancy, and what avenues they see are needed to helpwomen know what they need to know. The experiences and beliefs of Black womenwill be captured through storytelling events called Community Conversations.Food will be provided.Participants will receive a $20 gift card for their time. To learn more aboutthis research, contact Saharra Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Preeclampsia Community Conversations
December 10, 2023 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Collective Space, 258 Windsor Ave, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
Community Baby Showers
Lucinda's House collaborates with local doulas, lactation consultants, and community organizations to host Community Baby Showers throughout Connecticut to celebrate pregnant women of color. We had Community Baby Showers in Waterbury, Bridgeport, New London, New Haven and Hartford. We plan to have several in 2023.
Photo from our Hartford Baby Shower on November 19, 2023 at Phillips Metropolitan C.M.E. Church's Health Center at 2550 Main Street Hartford, CT 06120.
New Haven Community Baby Shower Oct 28, 2023
The New Haven planning team (left to right: Jessica Westbrook of The Lotus Doula Group, Aaliyah Harris of Lucinda’s House, Lucinda Canty, and Shamika Frasier of New Birth Journey.
We had our 2nd Annual New Haven Baby Shower on October 28th. It was amazing. We received a generous donation from Delta Foundation of Greater New Haven.
Thank you to the following vendors: Shannon Knox of Holistic Wellness Consultant, T'ona M. Sotomayor of Heartbeats + Bare Feet: Womban Wellness, Taylor Smith of Nourish Our Seeds, Fair Haven Community Health Center, Robin Miller Goodwin of Elm City Communities-Housing Authority of New Haven, Heather Harris of Grace Healthcare, Amber Stevenson of Perinatal Mental Health, Jarrell Goforth of Restored Mobile Massage, Read to Grow, New Haven Healthy Start and Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH). YNHH came with several items they raffled off. Seeing how the families interacted with the vendors it was heartwarming to see.
We cannot do what we do without volunteers! Special thanks to the volunteers: Meral Komina, Nala, Marla Bell-Lovett, Monique Bailey, Reine Boyer, Huguette Alexander, Lyndsay Cromwell, Mischa Hadaway, Ashley Mayo, Brielle Quarles, Kaydian Reid, Heather Reynolds, Lakeisa Rivera, Shontae Ritter Brookshire, Destiny Warner, Natasha Warner, and Tiffany Wilson.
The Kitchen Table
The Kitchen Table is where we meet to have honest conversations about health care issues that are important to us.
Support, Educate, Provide guidance, Talk about challenges Develop solutions
The Kitchen Table is a concept created by Lucinda where women are invited to share their experiences, wisdom and knowledge. We are going to talk unfiltered about the issues. We will educate and support each other in this space. We will discuss issues that we do not often talk about in our community. Not only are we going to expose structures that cause us harm, but we will show our strength and resilience. Then we are going to identify solutions based on what we feel we need.
If there is a topic you want discussed on the Kitchen Table, please let us know.
If you would like to host a Kitchen Table in your community, please let us know.
Register for the next Kitchen Table discussion
Community Baby Showers
Community Baby Showers 2024:
New Britain March 9, 2024 at Central Connecticut State University
Hartford June 2024 (exact date to be announced soon)
If you would like to collaborate with Lucinda's House for a community baby shower. Please complete the contact us form.
Lucinda's House Art and Poetry Event for Black Maternal Health Week 2022 Semilla Cafe + Studio
NPR: Addressing dire racial disparities in reproductive health care
Dr. Lucinda Canty was interviewed for NPR's Where We Live to talk about the dire racial disparities in reproductie health care amongst blank women.
Inside Out/Outside In Podcast
Lucinda's House Kitchen Table was featured on the Inside Out/Outside In Podcast hosted by Dr. Christiana Best-Giacomini