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‘Bringin’ in Da Spirit’

Location: PHR 3.106, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Time: 5:30–8 p.m.

Contact: Sharon Ricks

About the Event

Please join the Office of Health Equity for “Bringin’ in Da Spirit,” a documentary film that celebrates the contributions of midwives to midwifery and health care in the United States from the earliest days of slavery until today. In addition to the screening, there will be a panel discussion led by Nicole Deggins, CNM, MSN, MPH, founder and CEO of Sista Midwife Productions. The event is a collaboration between UT Austin’s College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing and Dell Medical School. The event will also be livestreamed.

Participants will learn about how midwives impact the high mortality rate of African American babies, the difference between giving birth and being delivered, and the difference between modern-day birthing centers and hospital care. Participants will also learn about the important need for midwives and how midwifery has changed over time as well as the spiritual aspect of midwifery.

Deggins is one of the country’s leading birth advocacy that experts recently named “The Midwife Shifting the Narrative” by ESSENCE Magazine. She is the creator of the Sista Midwife Birth Sister training and the largest online Black midwives and doula directory.

For more information about the event, email Sharon Ricks.

Register to attend.