Race and infant mortality in Northeast Ohio

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Date(s) - 09/27/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Heights Libraries, Main Branch
2345 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 44118

Wednesday, September 27, 7-8:30 p.m.

Race and infant mortality in Northeast Ohio: why are black babies dying more and what can be done

Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer, will moderate.
Christin Farmer, executive director, Birthing Beautiful Communities
Dr. Arthur R. James, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; interim executive director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity; Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Angela Newman White, supervisor, Maternal & Child Health Program, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Ohio has one of the highest rates of infant death for black mothers in the country. Northeast Ohio is ground zero for the crisis, as more African American babies are born in Cuyahoga County than in any other part of the state, and these babies die at three times the rate of those born to white mothers. Why is the problem so bad for the black community in particular, what role does racism in our neighborhoods and institutions play, and what can and should be done to fix it? Join us for a lively discussion, and bring your opinions and observations about how race influences the lives of Northeast Ohio mothers and their babies.

Free and open to the public

Co-sponsored by Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, and Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library System

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

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