Screening of Aftershock Documentary about Black Maternal Mortality and Panel Discussion

March 8, 2023 by

Aftershock documentary activist Screening of Aftershock | March 22, 6:00 p.m. | Claude Moore Educational Bldg. and virtual 

A screening of Aftershock, a documentary on Black maternal mortality and the Birth Justice Movement, will be held on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) at the Claude Moore Medical Education Building Learning Studio and virtually. Dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m. prior to the screening.

The documentary shares the stories of two families who became activists in the U.S. maternal health space following the preventable deaths of their loved ones due to childbirth complications. “Through the film, we witness these two families become ardent activists in the maternal health space, seeking justice through legislation, medical accountability, community, and the power of art,” says the filmmakers. Mental health care providers will be on-site to provide support to audience members.

Panel Discussion | March 29, 6:00 p.m. | Claude Moore Educational Bldg. and virtual 

As a follow-up to the screening, a panel discussion with Charlottesville and UVA communities who are working to improve outcomes for BIPOC mothers and their families will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) with dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Parking | McLeod Hall Garage |202 Jeanette Lancaster Way, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Registration | Register online by March 13.

Event is sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Health Sciences Library, and University Physician’s Group. See the promotional flyer here. 

For questions, please contact Ashley Woodard. 



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