FOOD FOR THOUGHT | CHALLENGES & HOPES FOR RACIAL EQUITY IN MATERNAL HEALTH CARE: WHAT’S HAPPENING IN BOSTON
Join us for this special community supper for all ages offering a chance to enjoy a simple meal together, learn about important issues in our lives, and enrich each other with conversation.
Supper prepared by FPL chefs at 5:30pm. Discussion 6:30-8pm.
Speakers include Marianna McPherson from the Neighborhood Birth Center in Roxbury. Reservations appreciated for dinner and required for childcare. Everyone welcome! Racial Justice Advocates.
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Presentation: At 6:30 featured speaker, Marianne McPherson (see bio below), will bring us up to date with the disparities of health care, the problems seen in Boston and will describe solutions for a more just future. She will include a short and moving video. There will be time for questions.
The Neighborhood Birth Center in Roxbury is a nonprofit birthing center. Its mission is to offer comprehensive midwifery care throughout pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. It will integrate an independent community birth center in Boston’s healthcare and community landscape.
Marianne McPherson: Marianne McPherson is co-chair of the Neighborhood Birth Center board and is a Senior Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Marianne received her MS in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, her MA in Women’s and Gender Studies from Brandeis University, and her PhD in Social Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis. She has worked at Our Bodies Ourselves, Ibis Reproductive Health, and the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality.
On Sunday November 5 after church, Jacqueline Laferriere and Sarah Sheenan will host a Forum to describe the current state of maternity health. Jacqueline and Sarah, new duelas (providers of emotional and physical support during pregnancy and childbirth) and members of FPL, will offer a presentation on Maternal Health and Racial Justice. Please join us at 11:30 in the Stearns Room.