Special Call to Action from Cousin of April Valentine Who Recently Died During Childbirth at Centinela Hospital, Mykesha Mack, RN
The political battle over women’s bodies has intensified and for good reason. In the United States, having a baby can be lethal for Black mothers who are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy related causes than white women. Friday, Jan. 27, Los Angeles community leaders will gather to discuss this endemic in the wake of April Valentine’s death.
The discussion will come after a screening of the latest documentary on the issue of Black maternal health and mortality, “Birthing Justice.” The film follows the stories of several women and healthcare providers exploring the root causes of this shocking reality; one that greatly affects the Los Angeles community. Birthing Justice illuminates women advocating for themselves and their infants and people within the medical community affecting real and lasting changes to the way we care for Black mothers and their babies. Stay tuned for more information!