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The story of Kira Johnson

Kira Johnson tragically lost her life after a routine c-section at Cedars Sinai. Kira was allowed to bleed internally for more than 10 hours before the medical staff at Cedars Sinai took action.

 

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on April 17, 2020 at 8:29am — No Comments

Black Maternal Health Week - Mothers and Babies in a Life or Death Crisis

Watch this video on the stunning investigation that confirms black mothers and babies in the U.S. are in a life or death crisis

 

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on April 16, 2020 at 9:34am — No Comments

Doulas and Pregnancies

The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal mortality in the developed world. But having a doula makes a drastic difference. A group of women in NYC is fighting to make doulas accessible to everyone.

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on April 15, 2020 at 9:31am — No Comments

Deadly Deliveries

Deadly Deliveries, View in graphics how hospitals are failing new moms and read from women as they share their near-death pregnancy experiences in this article by USA Today.

 

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on April 14, 2020 at 10:46am — No Comments

National Webinar with Black Mama Matters Alliance

Black Mamas Matter Alliance had a National webinar on February 7, 2020 on Advancing Black Maternal Health, Rights and Justice.

 

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on April 13, 2020 at 9:20am — No Comments

Webinars with Black Mama Matters Alliance during #BMHW20

@BlackMamaMattersAlliance will be hosting a few webinars during #BMHW20.

Register for any of the webinars here: https://blackmamasmatter.org/events/

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on April 12, 2020 at 10:21am — No Comments

New Haven Healthy Start Supports #BMHW20

New Haven Healthy Start and Womxn of Color for Maternal & Child Health are pleased to host the first annual Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW). Founded and led by Black Mamas Matter Alliance, this annual campaign takes place every year from April 11-17 to deepen national conversations about black maternal health. 

 

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on April 11, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Ava DuVernay

Today we are celebrating and honoring Ava DuVernay, is a writer, producer, director, and distributor of independent film. One of her latest project that she wrote and directed is currently on Netflix. When They See Us, a series based on the Central Park Five, five teens that were falsely accused of an attack at Central Park.…

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Celebrating and Honoring Elijah E. Cummings

Today we are celebrating and honoring the late Elijah E. Cummings. He was a …

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Celebrating and Honoring Esmeralda Simmons

Today we are honoring and celebrating Dr. Esmeralda Simmons, who was the Executive Director of the Center for Law and Social …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 26, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Jesse Williams

Today we are celebrating and honoring Jesse Williams. Many may know him as Jackson Avery, one of the many good-looking doctors on Shonda Rhimes' long running medical drama Grey's Anatomy, but he is also an …

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Celebrating and Honoring Maya Wiley

Today we are celebrating and honoring Maya Wiley who is is a nationally renowned expert on …

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Celebrating and Honoring Ta-Nehisi Coates

Today we are celebrating and honoring, Ta-Nehisi Coates who is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me, winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 19, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Monica Jackson

Today we are celebrating and honoring Monica Simpson who is the Executive Director of SisterSong, an organization working on building an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve communities.
 
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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 17, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Van Jones

Today we are celebrating and honoring Van Jones who is an American news commentator, author and a world-class change maker.

#NHHSCelebratesBHM #BHM #NewHaven #HealthyStart #Activist

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 15, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Ashley Jackson

Today we are celebrating and honoring Ashley Jackson who an activist, advocate, fiber artist and program management consultant. She served as the first Alabama State Director for the Human Rights Campaign.…

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Celebrating and Honoring Shaun King

Today we are celebrating and honoring, Shaun King, who is a husband, #father, #activist and journalist. He is also a columnist for The Intercept and the Writer-In-Residence at Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project.

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Celebrating and Honoring Michelle Alexander

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Celebrating and Honoring Bryan Stevenson

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Celebrating and Honoring Mari "Little Miss Flint" Copeny

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Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Boston Children’s Hospital, BayCoast Bank, & Dana Farber Cancer Institute Invest in LISC Growth Capital Fund for Businesses Owned by People of Color

LISC announced it has closed with Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and BayCoast Bank on a new growth capital fund that will invest in growing businesses owned by Black, Latino, and Indigenous entrepreneurs and other people of color.

A Partnership Dedicated to Economic Inclusion: Five Questions for Wells Fargo’s Jenny Flores

LISC and Wells Fargo have worked together for more than three decades to expand economic opportunity for underserved communities, investing more than $1.7 billion in affordable housing, economic development and entrepreneurship--with $182 million invested in the last three years alone. We recently asked Jenny Flores, head of Small Business Growth Philanthropy for the bank, about what drives its community commitments and why CDFIs like LISC are important to its strategy.

The Transformative Power of an Expungement Clinic in the Mississippi Delta

One in three Americans has a criminal record, many of which reflect dropped charges or fines their holders simply couldn't afford to pay. In Greenville, MS, where far too many people, especially Black residents, can't pursue their goals because of barriers created by their records, LISC and a coalition of partners launched an expungement program to help job- and education-seekers get those charges and fines dismissed. It's part of a movement to upend the criminalization of poverty and help people advance on the path to wellbeing and financial stability, in Greenville and beyond.

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