Hello all! I’ve been asked to speak at a Q&A (!!) following the “Sister” Documentary screening this Sat evening, 8/10, 8:15pm, at the Bronx Documentary Center. And I need your help!!
Sister tells the story of health workers from Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti, explores how they find meaning while working under difficult circumstances and reveals maternal and newborn death as a human rights issue. Panelists for the Q&A following the screening include not only the filmmaker herself, Brenda Davis, but myself, Denise West (the Deputy Executive Director of the Brooklyn Perinatal Network. You can see the programs the BPN has been involved in here: http://www.bpnetwork.org/services/index.html), and a midwife who serves in the Bronx and Queens, her name is Frances Perez-Hernandez.
The focus will be on medical and healthcare for underserved mothers and children.
Here are directions (I find mass transit easier but there’s an outdoor parking lot directly next door):
Start time 8:15pm: weather permitting we’ll hold the screening in the BDC’s backyard.
We’re located at 614 Courtlandt Ave (@ 151st St.) Bronx, NY 10451
Subway: 2/5 train to 3rd Ave-149th Street stop (NOT 149th St.-Grand Concourse). We are located three blocks from the station. Walk uphill one block on 149th st. and make a right on Courtlandt Ave. Walk two blocks to the mansion on the corner of 151st.
Bus: BX6, BX13, BX32, BX41
Car: 24-hr Parking Available Next Door to BDC
Tickets available via http://bronxdoc.org/events in advance.