Our Summer 2021 newsletter featured “The Black Birth Experience: Challenges, Joys and Justice”; the latest video we made with Life Noggin studios on our best shot to end the pandemic; our upcoming panel on how the true story surrounding the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was uncovered; and a look at our expanded research web pages.
black maternal health
Our May 6 panel "The Black Birth Experience: Challenges, Joys and Justice" brought experts and TV writers together over the topic of why Black women are more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth than women in any other race group.
This heightened risk of pregnancy-related death spans income and education levels (think Serena Williams or Beyonce), and the discussion explored the causes of these maternal health discrepancies, along with how TV depictions of the issue can help.
Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), in partnership with the Writers Guild of America, presented a timely series of online conversations on topics related to the pandemic, bringing together storytellers and experts. The popular series of evening webinars, held every Tuesday, covered topics in the age of COVID-19 such as addiction, Black maternal health, criminal justice, older adults and caregiving, mental health, reproductive rights, and lupus and hydroxychloroquine.
Hollywood, Health & Society’s panel explored racial disparities in childbirth, and why black women are three to four times more likely to die after giving birth than white women.