You're invited to a screening and panel discussion of the documentary Birthing Justice at 5 p.m. on April 11. Tickets to the event are available via Eventbrite.
Please register and hold this space on your calendars if you plan on joining us.
The general public and Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us for the screening and panel discussion in Mudd Hall, with a small reception immediately afterward in Mudd Hall Atrium.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Social Concern, JHU Black Faculty and Staff Association, and the University Writing Program.
The film Birthing Justice is a feature-length documentary whose purpose is twofold: to discuss issues fueling the maternal health crisis within the African American community and to advocate for best practices to enhance birthing equity for all women, especially Black women. The film explores this national epidemic via four regions: Washington, D.C.; Augusta, Georgia; and several areas in Missouri and California, interviewing those affected by current policies, i.e. birthing individuals and health care providers, as well as those—birthing advocates, activists, and policymakers—at the forefront of advancing policy change.
Birthing Justice flips the victim-blaming narrative, centering on the lived experiences of Black women and their advocates as they fix a broken system and transform the future, one birth at a time.
To learn more about the film visit its webpage.