Join Healthy and Free TN for a special screening of the documentary film “The Naked Truth: Death by Delivery”, followed by a panel on maternal mortality, discussing what can be done about this epidemic disproportionately affecting black women in Tennessee. This event is part of Black Maternal Health Week April 11-17, 2018 in partnership with the Black Mamas Matter Alliance http://blackmamasmatter.org.
Panel speakers include: Dr. Connie Graves, Medical Director of Tennessee Maternal Fetal Medicine and the Medical Director for Perinatal Services at Baptist Hospital; Dr. Linda Clayton, Medical Director, Women’s and Reproductive Health, TN Dept of Health; MiaJenell Peake, Community Outreach Manager at CHOICES and Birth Doula, Peake Wellness, LLC.
Death By Delivery (2017) Film
Directed by: Nelufar Hedayat
This event is FREE and open to the public.
6:45pm – doors
7pm – start film
7:45 – panel discussion and Q&A
8:45pm – close
ABOUT THE FILM:
Most American women probably don't spend much time worrying about the medical complications they may face during childbirth. It's the same reason you don't worry about polio, scurvy, or malaria — these are all, supposedly, medical traumas that only affect women without access to modern healthcare. Yet, as documentarian Nelufar Hedayat discovered, maternal mortality rates are higher today than they were in 1987. Black women, moreover, are nearly four times more likely to die during childbirth than their white counterparts.