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Confronting American Health Disparities Race, Class, and Maternal Mortality in the United States ♥ ✚

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Confronting American Health Disparities

Race, Class, and Maternal Mortality in the United States

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST

A Virtual Event


In this yearlong series, Confronting American Health Disparities, we amplify urgent health concerns related to women and LGBTQ communities. In the United States, health disparities track along nearly every aspect of health care delivery, too often resulting in unequal treatment, poor health outcomes and sadly, even death. From birth to death, race, sex, disability and LGBTQ discrimination interferes with achieving wellness and well-being. This series takes up these important concerns and centers racial, reproductive, disability and socioeconomic justice as imperative to a healthy and well-functioning democracy.


This event is the first in a multipart series that addresses the urgency of health disparities in the United States. This event features speakers Nourbese Flint, Dr. Tabetha Harken, Judge Glenda Hatchett and Charles S. Johnson IV to discuss issues at the intersection of race, sex, and class related to maternal mortality. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications. Maternal mortality affects pregnant women of all races and classes but the effects on women of color and women of lower socio-economic groups is staggering. As more and more women are being forced by the state to endure pregnancy and labor, the urgency of this issue comes to the fore. The panelist will explore what these issues mean in medicine, society and law, drawing from personal and professional experiences.


One hour of general MCLE credit will be offered when the CLE application is approved. For any questions regarding CLE credit, please contact CWLC at cwlc@cwlc.org.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the CBGHP Center Coordinator.
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.