Date: Friday, May 3, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Kansas City Public Library - Central Library
Address: 14 W 10th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64105
In the United States and Kansas City, Black women are three to four times more likely to die of pregnancy related complications than their white peers. Black infants are nearly twice as likely to die. Black, college educated women are more likely to have complications in childbirth than white women who never finished high school.
What causes these disparities and more importantly, what can be done about it? The Kansas City chapter of Empower Missouri has partnered with Uzazi Village to explore this topic in our First Friday Forum in May. Hakima Payne will lead a 90 minute panel on the topic starting at 12:00 noon after 30 minutes for networking. Join us.
Nika Renee Cotton, owner of Soulcentricitea and regional coordinator for poetry for personal power- discussing traditional healing and community care for Black women
Evonnie Woods of Repro Action- discussing reproductive justice for Black women
Justice Gatson of ACLU- discussing the intersection of health and the law and Black women
Dr. Tracy Johnson of Truman Medical Center- discussing how systemic racism and implicit bias impacts health outcomes
Parking is FREE - Park in the library lot and bring in your ticket.
2 hours free CEU available. Please e-mail SarahOT@empowermissouri.org