Black Women’s Health Workshop: Taking Charge of Our Healthcare

When:
February 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2019-02-12T18:00:00-05:00
2019-02-12T20:30:00-05:00
Where:
Roxbury Innovation Center
Contact:
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With the stories of celebrities like Serena Williams and Beyonce and their near fatal childbirths, it is more important than ever to take charge of our healthcare as black women. According to the CDC’s Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System, black women are three to four times as likely to be at risk of pregnancy-related deaths as white women.

During this workshop we will not only discuss reproductive health in black women but also examine the intersection of racism and sexism and how they contribute to negative health outcomes for black women. We will have a panel of speakers from the Boston area who will provide us with their medical/clinical expertise. Our goal is for you to leave knowing how to advocate for yourself and your family in clinical settings! Boston health resources will be given out and food will be provided.

Come join us in February for an evening of both pivotal health information and networking. Space is limited so grab your tickets soon, we hope to see you there! Special thanks for our partnering organizations: The Queens Company, The Boston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD). This event is sponsored by the MGH Cancer Center and the MGH Department of Medicine.

If you have any questions/concerns, please e-mail the event organizer, Olivia Umoren at olivia.umoren@mgh.harvard.edu.

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