Celebration of International Women’s Day in Mattapan

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 12:30pm

In observance of International Women’s Day, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Resilient Sisterhood Project, the Association of Haitian Women in Boston, and their partners will host a screening of the short film When the Bough Breaks, from the acclaimed series Unnatural Causes. When the Bough Breaks takes a critical look at how racism intersects with health, wealth, and education and challenges us to work towards more equitable health outcomes for women of color and their babies.

Following the screening, Dr. Yvonne Gomez-Carrion will lead a panel discussion with health experts and community leaders to reflect on ways of solving the health inequities facing women in Boston and around the country. Participating organizations will have informational tables with resources at the event.

WHEN: Saturday, March 8
12:30-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Boston Public Library – Mattapan Branch
1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan

WHO: Dr. Yvonne Gomez-Carrion, OB/GYN at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School
Boston Public Health Commission
Resilient Sisterhood Project
Brookview House, Inc.
Mattapan United
Association of Haitian Women in Boston
Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition
Boston Mothers Care


1350 Blue Hill Ave.
Mattapan, MA 02126


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