Birthing Justice Documentary PosterThe University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities and School of Public Health co-host a screening of "Birthing Justice," a feature-length documentary discussing the issues fueling the maternal health crisis within the African American community and advocating for best practices to enhance birthing equity for all women, especially Black women.

The filmmakers explore this national epidemic in 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 professionals, as well as those at the forefront of advancing policy change, such as birthing advocates, activists and policy makers.

Following the film screening, there will be a conversation about Black women's health and resilience, healthcare inequities, policy solutions and more, with:

Denise Pines, Executive producer and co-writer, Birthing Justice
Stephanie Shonekan, Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
Mia Smith-Bynum, Professor and chair, Department of Family Science, School of Public Health
Ruth Zambrana, Professor (WGSS), director, Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity
There will be a brief reception after the screening and discussion.

Date: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. 
Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall in The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland
Reception to follow.

This event is free, but space is limited, so RSVP to attend!

Learn more and register here.