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Hear Her: A Call to Action on Maternal Mortality

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Kaiser Permanente: Center for Total Health

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Mission Partners Presents

Hear Her: A Call to Action on Maternal Mortality

The 2019 Mission Forward® Spring Reception + Community Lunch

Featuring a conversation with New York Times Magazine Contributing Writer, Linda Villarosa, + National Birth Equity Collaborative Founder, Dr. Joia Crear-Perry

Date: Monday, May 20, 2019
Time: 10:30am- 2:00pm ET
Lunch Included


Despite boasting the highest rate of spending on healthcare in the world, the United States is the single most dangerous industrialized nation in which to give birth, with American women dying from pregnancy-related complications at alarming rates. And for Black women, the data is even more disturbing. In the US, Black Women are 243 percent more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes.

This requires our attention. It requires us to listen to Black women. And it requires our collective action.

Join Mission Partners on Monday, May 20th for Hear Her: A Call to Action on Maternal Mortality in the United States, a powerful community conversation on the soaring maternal mortality rates in the United Statesespecially among Black women. The panels will be followed by an interactive community lunch designed to bring the conversation home, in a way that can also provide the tools for us to lead systems change efforts in our own communities through an anti-racist framework.

  • We’ll be joined by Linda Villarosa, director of the journalism program at the City College of New York, and contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, who authored the magazine's cover story, Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis.

  • Our conversation will also feature Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, founder and president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, whose advocacy efforts have brought her to the United Nations, where she recently testified to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, urging the development of a human rights framework to improve maternal mortality.

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  • Early Bird Pricing (Before April 12th): $10 for current students; $35 for non-profit employees; $50 for general public.

  • After April 12th: $15 for current students; $45 for non-profit employees; $65 general public.

About Mission Forward

Mission Forward® is the signature education program of Mission Partners, a woman-owned and women-led social impact consultancy based in Bethesda, MD. First launched in 2014, the initiative is designed to drive deeper conversations among innovative thinkers, makers, and doers in social change. Mission Forward's community conversations help social sector leaders challenge their tools, communications, and policies in order to build more equitable communities.

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