It’s the same reason you don’t worry about polio, scurvy, or malaria — these are all, supposedly, medical traumas that only affect women without access to modern healthcare. Yet, as documentarian Nelufar Hedayat discovered, maternal mortality rates are higher today than they were in 1987 and even higher for Black women. This documentary takes a more in depth look at why Black maternal mortality rates are higher than other racial group in the United States and what systematic changes can be made to help combat these staggering statistics.
Join NARAL Pro-Choice VA and Planned Parenthood Advocates of VA for a screening of “Death By Delivery”. Following the screening we will have a brief discussion about this issue and how we can help raise awareness around Black Maternal Health.
This event is FREE and light refreshments will be provided!