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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.…Continue
Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 21, 2019 at 12:07pm — No Comments
Watch this Ted talk with Kimberle Williams Crenshaw on "The Urgency of Intersectionality" …Continue
Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 20, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments
MichaeLA interview with Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA)Continue
Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 20, 2019 at 12:01pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:45am — No Comments
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
Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments
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
Check out video here:…Continue
Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 19, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
If you or know of someone that is pregnant, contact …Continue
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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
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…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on February 14, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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
Cedric Jackson knows firsthand the impact that regular exposure to a positive black man can have on impressionable students — especially young black boys...
Added by Lee Cruz on February 13, 2019 at 9:45am — No Comments
Take a look at The …Continue
Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 11, 2019 at 1:48pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 8, 2019 at 10:57am — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Valerie Wormley Radford on February 7, 2019 at 12:16pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 7, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 6, 2019 at 9:24am — No Comments
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...
Added by Lee Cruz on February 5, 2019 at 3:42pm — No Comments
Discover and develop world-class materials with a community of educators committed to diversity, equity and justice.
Added by Lee Cruz on February 5, 2019 at 3:36pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on January 30, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
Barbara’s reporting got us thinking about the importance of urban trees, so we called up Colleen Murphy-Dunning to learn more. She is the Director of the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology and the Urban Resources Initiative at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Hear the interview hear: …Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on January 29, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments