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Program Details

Collab Film Series

Giving Birth In America: Arkansas

The Capital Hotel
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Screening: 6:30PM
Reception: 5:30PM
Tickets: FREE

Join Every Mother Counts and Arkansas maternal health experts for the world premiere of a new short film, Giving Birth in America: Arkansas.

Welcome remarks will be made by Christy Turlington Burns, Founder and President of Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit whose mission is to make pregnancy and childbirth safe, equitable and respectful for every mother, everywhere.

Enjoy an engaging talkback with film participants and subject matter experts:

William Greenfield, M.D. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UAMS

Zenobia Harris, DNP, MPH, Executive Director, Arkansas Birthing Project

Sarita Hendrix, CD, CLC, Co-Founder of Ujima Maternity Network

Giving Birth in America: Arkansas (GBA Arkansas) is the newest chapter in Every Mother Counts’ Giving Birth in America film series. This 20-minute film spotlights Arkansas, the state with the highest maternal mortality rate across the United States. GBA Arkansas vividly paints a picture of the reality of the postpartum experience and the essential role of community-based support, following three mothers as they grapple with mental health concerns, lack of paid leave, and other challenges in the days, weeks, and months following birth.

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