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St. Louis Premier Screening of Birthing Justice Documentary

Saturday, April 15, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Hillman Hall, 70
6387 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA

WashU's School of Medicine and Danforth campus co-convenors (R3R Reproductive Justice, Health, and Rights Roundtable and Research Working Group; the Brown School's Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; and the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) along with community collaborator, Jamaa Birth Village, are co-sponsoring the St. Louis premier screening of the documentary, Birthing Justice.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Meetings & Conferences


Brown School, School of Medicine


Medicine & Health



Center for the Humanities, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Public Health, Social Work, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Event Contact

Mackenzie Lemieux or Tyriesa Howard

Speaker Information

Opening remarks will be from Dr. Dwayne Proctor, the President and CEO of the Missouri Foundation for Health, and the panel discussion includes a noteworthy roster of expert panelists and community members including Okunsola Amadou (Founder and CEO of Jamaa Birth Village); Chad & Rochelle Evans (patient representatives); Monique Roberts Gill, LPC (Associate Program Coordinator of WashU School of Medicine Perinatal Behavioral Health Services); Carmen Shelton (Doula-Jamaa Birth Village); April Mickens Jolly (Vice President of Health, Equity & Culture at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region & Southwest Missouri); Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis (Director of Health for St. Louis City); Dr. Kanika Cunningham (Director of Health for St. Louis County); and Dr. Tyriesa Howard (Brown School Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Fathers First Initiative). The two-part panel will be moderated by Ruth Ezell, senior producer from Nine PBS. 

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