“Unnatural Causes: When the Bough Breaks” (2015)

Film Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The number of infants who die before their first birthday is much higher in the U.S. than in other countries. And for African Americans the rate is nearly twice as high as for white Americans. Neonatologists believe that African American women are at increased risk during pregnancy, not because of something innate to their biology, but because of the cumulative impact of racism they experience over their lifetime.

Refreshments Provided


WCHP Lecture Hall


Richard Anderson-Martinez


(207) 602-2461

A black infant and a white child appear with the words "When the bough breaks"
5:00 PM
WCHP Lecture Hall

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public