Please find below some information that has been shared for our attention and would be of interest to our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues and local women.
Research tells us that Black and Asian women have a higher risk of dying in pregnancy and women from the poorest backgrounds and mothers from BAME groups are at higher risk of their baby dying in the womb or soon after birth.
As a Local Maternity System we are focusing on reducing this inequality, working hard to improve all maternity care care and re-balance the resources to deliver personalised maternity services for BAME women and women from the poorest backgrounds. We would be interested to hear from any women who would like to work with us too, to understand what they would like to see in the way of changes and improvements for them, and others like them, in their communities. Please feel free to share the information below with your teams and through your contacts along with my contact information below.
Utopia Theatre invites Black women, including those working in the health sector, to participate in free creative writing workshops with playwright Jennifer Farmer. Using African and Western storytelling traditions, the workshops will allow you to share your stories and explore themes of racial bias in the healthcare system, particularly relating to pregnancy and childbirth as addressed in our upcoming play, ‘How Far Apart’.
How Far Apart will tour to theatres, community groups and healthcare facilities in late 2020, and your creative work will be professionally published alongside play’s script.
Join us for these half day workshops over two days, on 16th and 23rd November at: The Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk St., Sheffield, S1 1DA.
Booking is essential either online here
or RSVP by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details are available in the flyer here
Please circulate widely to any staff members, colleagues, family or friends who may be interested, thank you.