This event will be a documentary screening of Death by Delivery and panel discussion hosted by Southern Birth Justice Network, National Black Midwives Alliance and Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, The White Coats for Black Lives, Student National Medical Association, and the Obstetrics and Gynecology interest groups will all be co-sponsoring the event. The panel will feature a diverse range of workers and advocates, including a midwife, doula, obstetrician and an epidemiologist to discuss the multiple systemic barriers that Black people who give birth face to receiving comparable care. The goal of the event is to particularly highlight the ways in which the medical community can support efforts led by Black women to decrease maternal mortality and improve the experience of Black moms. To ensure this knowledge is disseminated to everyone and all voices can be heard, all members of the Florida International University and the South Florida community at large will be welcome at the event. Since Florida International University also hosts a school of nursing, public health, and social work, this event has the potential to reach a broad range of professionals who could help improve maternal health and the treatment of Black parents.
Monday, April 8th, 2019
5:00PM – 7:00PM
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Academic Health Center 2, Miami, Florida 33199
This film investigates a crisis in maternal care, exploring why African American women are up to four times more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts and offering solutions such as midwifery care, doulas and structural changes.(2017)
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