ywca emPower lunch series
Ballroom at the Center for Women

NEW series from ywca columbus: The emPower lunches dish up thought-provoking discussions of current issues facing women of all backgrounds. Guest speakers share their passion for interrupting discrimination in all of its forms, leaving you with food for thought and inspiration to become an ally in creating social change.

Infant Mortality - Ohio’s racial divide that starts before birth

featured speakers

Dr. Pat Gabbe
Founder, Moms2B

Erika Clark Jones
Executive Director, CelebrateOne

A NY Times article states, “Recent studies have shown that poverty, education, access to prenatal care, smoking and even low birth weight do not alone explain the racial gap in infant mortality, and that even black women with graduate degrees are more likely to lose a child in its first year than are white women who did not finish high school.” The featured speakers will share updates on infant mortality in Columbus, and consider the question: could it be that racism is an enormous stress factor for black women that contributes to the disproportionate rate of infant mortality in the black community?


LC Johnson

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
65 S 4th St
Columbus, OH 43215

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