Birthing Justice

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Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 

5:15 PM EST – In-Person Event

Location: Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building 2nd Floor, Georgetown University Main Campus

Presented by the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Gender+ Justice Initiative.

Join us for a film screening of Birthing Justice on Tuesday, August 15, from 5:15pm-8:30 pm ET in the Lohrfink Auditorium on the second floor of the Rafik B. Hariri Building at Georgetown University. The screening will begin at 6:00pm followed by a facilitated discussion afterwards with Ebony Marcelle, DNP, CNM, FACNM, Director of Midwifery at the Community of Hope.

Birthing Justice, a feature-length documentary film, centers on the expertise and lived experiences of Black women and their advocates. As cameras follow women through pregnancy, delivery and the postpartum period, medical and social justice experts expose the challenges they face—including genetic predispositions, chronic stress, racial bias, culturally ignorant care and barriers to adequate healthcare. Directed by Monique N. Matthews. Review the Birthing Justice website for more information on the film.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be sent to Emma Benson-Xu at by August 13. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.