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Birthing Justice: Finding a New Way Forward

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Date and time
Monday, May 20, 2024
The talk will be followed by a short reception with light refreshments

With the development of technology and advances in pre-natal care, the childbirth experience should be safer than ever.  Yet, in Massachusetts, life-threatening and fatal complications associated with labor and delivery have increased at alarming rates for all birthing people, with Black women experiencing the highest rates of death. 

In this forum, legislators, healthcare experts and advocates discuss the state of maternal health in the Commonwealth, and how better access to care can ensure that giving birth is safe, nurturing and survivable. 

The speakers are:
Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, Ph.D.
Emily Anesta
Nashira Baril, MPH
Representative Brandy Fluker Oakley
Representative Kay Khan, RN/MSN
Senator Liz Miranda
Lucy Lomas, M.D.
Jo-Anna Rorie, Ph.D.
GBH News Saraya Wintersmith is moderating the discussion

This event will be followed by a reception.

This talk is a partnership between the Commonwealth Beacon and GBH Forum Network supported by
Bay State Birth Coalition
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston’s Higher Ground
Boston Public Health Commission
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Children’s HealthWatch
Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition (MAWOCC)
NAACP, Boston Chapter
Neighborhood Birth Center
New England Medical Association (NEMA)
The Wagner Foundation
Boston Public Health Commission


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