Birthing Justice


Ragtag Cinema Mon, Apr 24, 2023 6:30 PM


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.

Ragtag screening panelists include: Nikki Carter, Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at MU Health Care; Brittany Fatoma, Doula with the Mid-Missouri Black Doula Collective; Dr. Courtney Barnes, OB/GYN; and Julie Ferdman, Certified Professional Midwife.