No Woman No Cry – Portland Maternal Healthcare Event

No Woman No Cry Trailer Screenshot

AI-Southern Oregon is working with AI-Portland to raise awareness about Maternal Healthcare worldwide, hosting a Portland event:

Event:              No Women, No Cry – A Maternal Healthcare Event
Date:               May 10, 2012, Thursday, 6 – 9:00 p.m.
Location:         O’Connor’s Vault, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, Or
Admission:      free
A Maternal Health Crisis – Approximately, 1000 women die each day from complications during pregnancy
or childbirth. Nearly all maternal deaths and disabilities could be prevented.

Schedule for Event:
6-7:00 pm        Music – local artist Melanie Joy Hall – folk, jazz, country
7-8:00 pm        Movie – No Woman No Cry  by Christy Turlington Burns (super model turned activist) Documentary revealing that for hundreds of thousands of women a year, world-wide, pregnancy is a death sentence that could be prevented.
8-9:00 pm        Panel Discussion –
Sharen Blake – Nurse Midwife, experience running maternity projects in Tanzania, Bangladesh and the USA
Jeanne Faulkner – Oregon’s CARE advocate, ex-labor & delivery nurse, writer & editor
Dr. Kathleen Wilder – OB/GYN at OHSU, specializes in general obstetrics and gynecology with a focus on contraception and adolescent reproductive health care and education

Action:    Amnesty International card and letter writing,   petitions

Drawings:  Free drawings for local merchant gifts and items made by women artisans through fair trade practices.

Contact:          Nadine Lefkowitz, gifts@topanien.com, (503)244-9683, owner Topanien Global Gifts, event organizer
Sponsors:         Topanien Global Gifts, Amnesty International, Multnomah Village Business Women & Steve of O’Connor’s Restaurant

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