Birthing Justice: Documentary Screening and Town Hall

Feature length documentary focusing on the maternal health crisis and enhancing birthing equity for all women, especially Black women.

Date & Time

March 9 2023
05:30 PM PST -
08:30 PM PST


14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028

Hosted by Bastyr University Department of Midwifery, Maternal Child Health and Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations

BIRTHING JUSTICE is a feature length documentary whose purpose is two-fold: 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, GA, several areas in Missouri, and California, interviewing those affected by current policies, i.e. birthing individuals and healthcare providers, as well as those, such as 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.

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Date and time

Bastyr University Seattle Auditorium 14500 Juanita Drive Northeast Kenmore, WA 98028

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Town Hall Panel:

Discussion after the movie of what is being done to make change and what we can do to create it.

Confirmed panelists include Faisa Farole and Binta Niang. More information on this to come.

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