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Black mothers respond to our cover story on maternal mortality

Read the article here: https://nyti.ms/2HuJHtB

Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 22, 2019 at 11:06am — No Comments

A black father pushes Congress to save the lives of black mothers.

Charles Johnson lost his wife, Kira Johnson, post childbirth and he's fighting to make sure no more Black women die from poor post-natal care. He’s a great dad raising his two sons, Charles V and Langston. He’s fighting for justice! Support HR.1318 & S.1112.…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 21, 2019 at 12:07pm — No Comments

"The Urgency of Intersectionality"

Watch this Ted talk with Kimberle Williams Crenshaw on "The Urgency of Intersectionality" …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 20, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

MichaeLA interview with Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA)

MichaeLA interview with Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H75oQN-gFaE…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 20, 2019 at 12:01pm — No Comments

A Nation of Weavers: The social renaissance is happening from the ground up.

I start with the pain. A couple times a week I give a speech somewhere in the country about social isolation and social fragmentation. Very often a parent comes up to me afterward and says, “My daughter took her life when she was 14.” Or, “My son died of an overdose when he was 20.”

Their eyes flood with tears. I don’t know what to say. I squeeze a shoulder just to try to be present with them, but the crying does not stop. As…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:45am — No Comments

Why Dance is as Important as Math in School

Dance — and physical activity — should have the same status in schools as math, science and language. Psst: it may even help raise test scores, says Sir Ken Robinson...

Source: TED ED 2018

https://blog.ed.ted.com/2018/04/02/why-dance-is-just-as-important-as-math-in-school/

Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments

"The Poverty of Privacy Rights"

Watch this video with Khiara M. Bridges who is an anthropologist specializing in the #intersectionality of race, reproductive #justice, and law. She is best known for her book, Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization, in which she argues that #race and #class largely affect women's #prenatal, #childbirth, and #postnatal experiences. #BHM #NewHaven #HealthyStart #blackchampions4health

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 19, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

"Death by Delivery"

If you or know of someone that is pregnant, contact …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 19, 2019 at 9:22am — No Comments

Employment Opportunity: Development Manager

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Development Manager. The application deadline is March 8, 2019. 

For more information and to apply please click here.

Added by Lisa Carter on February 15, 2019 at 7:16pm — No Comments

The Fallacy of NOT Seeing Race

As a little Brown girl with a big Arabic name growing up in a place called Lynchburg, Virginia, I always looked forward to Black History Month. I reveled in the opportunity to see performances hosted by the local Black Theatre ensemble. I developed a profound appreciation for the genius of George C. Wolfe, Lorraine Hansbury, and August Wilson. I learned about the complexities of African-Americans’ lived experiences in and the persistent struggle to survive in spaces that brand Black…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 14, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Facts on Reproductive Justice

Read the facts on reproductive justice: https://bit.ly/2tmy5iN

Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 13, 2019 at 11:09am — No Comments

Only two percent of teachers are black men, yet research confirms they matter

Cedric Jackson knows firsthand the impact that regular exposure to a positive black man can have on impressionable students — especially young black boys...

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https://theundefeated.com/features/only-two-percent-of-teachers-are-black-men-yet-research-confirms-they-matter/

Source: The…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 13, 2019 at 9:45am — No Comments

The History of Reproductive Justice

Take a look at The …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 11, 2019 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Maternal Death Rates Continues to Rise

The United States ranks 47th globally for its maternal mortality rate and the maternal death rate continues to rise despite major advancements in medical technology and treatments. The statistics on #maternal death are staggering. Each year in the United States, about 700 to 1,200 women die from pregnancy or childbirth complications, and black women are about three to four times more likely to die of #pregnancy or delivery complications than white women.  Many are working to address…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 8, 2019 at 10:57am — No Comments

Job openings at CT Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

 Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound is currently hiring for six positions and an intern. If one of these sounds like someone you know, please pass the listing along.

Chief Legal Director (full-time, New Haven)

Direct CFE/Save the Sound’s legal department as part of a wider organizational team that employs legal action, community engagement, legislative advocacy and policy development, science and engineering,…

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Added by Valerie Wormley Radford on February 7, 2019 at 12:16pm — No Comments

The Community Foundation Welcomes New Leadership and Member to 2019 Board of Directors

Terry H. Jones

New Haven, CT (January 29, 2019) The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has welcomed Terry H. Jones, of Shelton, to its board of directors, and the board has voted Khalilah…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 7, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments

Dr. Mindy Fullilove - One of the organizers for "400 years of Inequality"

Dr. Mindy Fullilove is a clinical psychiatrist who focuses on the ways social and environmental factors affect the mental health of communities. She is currently a professor of Urban Policy and Health at The New School. Her research examines the mental health effects of environmental processes such as violence, segregation, and urban renewal. She is one of the organizers of “400 Years of Inequality”.

400 Years of Inequality is a diverse coalition of…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 6, 2019 at 9:24am — No Comments

Feeling fidgety in class? Go stomp, jump or hop down this school's sensory hallway

This is a must read for parents and school staff. Includes a news video clip that is also worth watching.

Roland School can also squat, do pushups or crawl down the main corridor to stay active...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/physical-activity-guidelines-children-1.4932070

Added by Lee Cruz on February 5, 2019 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Teaching Tolerance

Discover and develop world-class materials with a community of educators committed to diversity, equity and justice.

https://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/Teaching-Tolerance-magazine-58.pdf

Added by Lee Cruz on February 5, 2019 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Libraries as Centers of Inclusiveness and Support: What about New Haven?

The Organic Role of Libraries as Centers of Inclusiveness and Support

January 22, 2019;  Source: Next City

People may check out fewer books from libraries than they used to, but libraries have continued to grow as their role as community hubs deepens. Here…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 30, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

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