Herstory: A Prenatal-Postpartum Pop-Up Museum

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When and Where:
Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
at Carriage House Apartments East

Community Center, 10174 Tinton Ct., Indianapolis, IN 46235

Special Venue Instructions: Free parking available.


Event Description:

Celebrate and create with grassroots leaders in maternal and child health as they create a pop-up museum aimed to educate on community efforts to improve birth outcomes. This event honors the vital relationship between healthy communities and healthy pregnancies.

A social revolution is needed to make sustainable reductions in Indiana’s infant mortality rate (IMR). Millions of dollars for maternal/child healthcare delivery were spent over the past half century, yet Indiana’s poor IMR remains one of our nation’s worst. We need action that addresses the root causes of infant mortality and community women living in socially at-risk communities are leading the charge.

These leaders will lead small group discussions on women around the world who have led successful community –based efforts to improve pregnancy and infant health outcomes. Participants will also be invited to create art that represents their personal or family stories around pregnancy and infancy outcomes and what kind of revolution is needed to support healthy pregnancies. The result will be a “pop-up museum” aimed at energizing community action. The museum will be filmed, with the resultant video uploaded to a website for sustained used by community members.

Free parking around the building, enter through the front doors.

RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 8.  

Presented by IU Fairbanks School of Public Health, Grassroots Maternal and Child Health Leaders, Carriage House East Apartments—A Glick Property, and IUPUI Department of English.