The Milwaukee Film Festival and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin present Black Birth: A Maternal Health Conversation and Resource Fair.
The short film Black Birth serves as the backdrop to a community dialogue about the joys, fears, complexities, and disparities of Black motherhood in America and locally in Milwaukee. Following the film screening will be a panel discussion including an OB-GYN physician and resident, community doula, African American breastfeeding expert, and other maternal-fetal care specialists, as well as a resource fair featuring leading health and wellness community partners.
|11:00 AM||Welcome and Introduction|
|11:15 AM||Short Film|
|12:15 - 1:00 PM||Panel Questions and Discussion|
Please join us as we discuss how groups can successfully navigate collective trauma with the COVID-19 pandemic as a model. It is how we cultivate resilience as a group, foster communication and individually and collectively recover and grow that determines whether an initial trauma will cause additional fall out. We propose to review some best practices for how to collectively navigate “pandexit” or recovery from any traumatic or stressful situation that affects a large group of people. In this session, we will discuss individual and group tools for resilience, go over acute and chronic reactions to trauma and discuss how leadership can steer groups of people into recovery.
Please join us for this in-person full day event – “Black Maternal Health Symposium”! It’s Saturday, March 26th from 8am – 4:30pm.
Featuring local healthcare advocates including our own:
– Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD as a panelist for “Laying the Groundwork: Care Provider Panel Discussion #1” from 10am-11am
– Lisa Lockett-Neumuth, WHNP-BC, CNM talking about “Birth Planning as a Trust Model” from 11:15am-12:15pm
Orienting critical attention to the health disparities and staggering rates of Black maternal mortality, this Milwaukee Film’s 2022 Black Maternal Health Symposium brings together local healthcare advocates for a one-of-a-kind learning experience. What makes this event unique is the use of film to spark dialog between community members and service providers around a wide range of maternal health issues. Harnessing the affective power of cinema to provide insight, confront stigmas and remove barriers to understanding, the Black Maternal Health Symposium offers a variety of participant-driven discussions that humanize complex topics in an approachable manner.