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BIRTHING JUSTICE, a feature-length documentary film, captures the experiences and challenges of Black women, their families, caretakers and advocates, and examines the structures and systems that determine disparate rates of mortality. (NR, 96 min.)


Monday, May 22, 2023

6:30 PM

This Free Screening of Birthing Justice was made possible by the Missouri Foundation for Health. There will be a panel discussion following the film with Erica Dickson of the Mid-Missouri Black Doula Collective leading the conversation.

Birthing Justice Panelists:
Dani Amyre
Jamille Jones
Kaijuanda Sutton

Ticket reservations are available at the Moxie during daily box office hours.

BIRTHING JUSTICE is a feature length documentary discussing the issues fueling the maternal health crisis within the African American community and advocating for best practices to enhance birthing equity for all women, especially Black women. Filmmakers explore this national epidemic in four regions— Washington, D.C., Augusta, GA, several areas in Missouri, and California, interviewing those affected by current policies, i.e. birthing individuals and healthcare professionals, as well as those, such as birthing advocates, activists and policy makers, in the forefront of advancing policy change. Every woman deserves a beautiful birth story. To learn more, go to

Director: Monique N. Matthews
Genre(s): Health, Documentary

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