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Black Babies Die...
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The California Endowment Conference Center, Los Angeles -- Oct 2, 2008 -- Black Babies Die More Often Than White Babies. Is Society to Blame? Los Angeles Black Infant Health Sponsored by Community Partners A Free Community Forum For more than a century, African-American infants have died at twice the rate of white infants. This persistent disparity is not entirely explained by medical, behavioral or economic risk factors. Research now suggests that the chronic stress of racism may play a critical role, taking a toll on African-American women's bodies and endangering the health of their children before they even leave the womb. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 3pm-6pm The California Endowment 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Parking is free SCREENING “When the Bough Breaks” from the PBS series “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” PANEL OF USC EXPERTS Dr. Tyan Parker Dominguez Assistant Professor of Social Work (featured in the film) Dr. Jack Turman Director, USC Center for Premature Infant Health and Development USC Keck School of Medicine Dr. Lavonna Blair Lewis Clinical Associate Professor of Policy, Planning, and Development RECEPTION Light refreshments served RSVP TO SWEVENTS@USC.EDU Still from UNNATURAL CAUSES. Copyright 2008 California Newsreel. Used with permission ------------------------------------------------ Source: Flyer Announcement

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