Continuing the Work: Rep. Thierry Brings Maternal Mortality Film to Houston

Style Magazine Newswire | 2/16/2018, 4:08 p.m.
On Tuesday evening, February 20, 2018, State Rep. Shawn Thierry will host and moderate a discussion on the documentary screening ...

(Houston) On Tuesday evening, February 20, 2018, State Rep. Shawn Thierry will host and moderate a discussion on the documentary screening of “Death By Delivery”, in partnership with Legacy Community Health, and Texas Southern University to address the maternal mortality crisis in Texas and nationwide. Texas currently leads the nation in the number of women who die as a result of childbirth related complications, a number that has doubled from 2010 to 2012. Beyond this, African American women are dying at three times the rate of all other women in Texas.

In the film, “Death By Delivery,” award-winning journalist Nelafar Hedayat travels on an awakening journey across the country to examine why African American women are dying in childbirth at four times the rate of all other women in the United States. This eye-opening film documents the systematic failures of maternal health-care on a national level.

For More Information Contact: Jasmine Connor, (512) 463-0518

This event is open to the public. To register for tickets, visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/death-by-delivery-houston-tickets-42639406613

Event: Documentary Screening of “Death By Delivery”

Special Guests: Moderator: State Representative Shawn Thierry, House District 146, Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, National Birth Equity Collaborative; Kimberly Johnson, PhD, UT Health Systems; Dr. Ann Barnes, Chief Medical Officer, Legacy Community Health Dr. Anitra D. Beasley, Baylor College of Medicine; Dr. Jocelyn Greely, Baylor College of Medicine; Kay Matthews, Shades of Blue Project; Dr. Carla Ortique, Texas Children's Hospital

Date: February 20, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Houston, TX 77004

3100 Cleburne Street

Texas Southern University

Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs Auditorium