Program Title

Can Racism Create Reproductive Disadvantage?

Location

Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center

Program Abstract/Summary

The stress of racism impacts the lives of African-American in many ways. It is experienced across all life domains, is internal and institutional and forces African-Americans to be on constant alert. Research suggest this state of stress is in part responsible for the high infant mortality among African Americans in the United States. In this session we will view a segment of the documentary Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? focusing on how reproductive disadvantaged is shaped by racism. Following the viewing, session attendees will have the opportunity to share reactions and discuss how forstering parterships and public engagement may address health equity issues in our community.

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Can Racism Create Reproductive Disadvantage?

Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center

The stress of racism impacts the lives of African-American in many ways. It is experienced across all life domains, is internal and institutional and forces African-Americans to be on constant alert. Research suggest this state of stress is in part responsible for the high infant mortality among African Americans in the United States. In this session we will view a segment of the documentary Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? focusing on how reproductive disadvantaged is shaped by racism. Following the viewing, session attendees will have the opportunity to share reactions and discuss how forstering parterships and public engagement may address health equity issues in our community.