In partnership with Hannah Hasan and the Epoch Tribe, CRAN (Charlotte Reproductive Action Network) is proud to announce Black Mama: ENDANGERED, a live storytelling event on black women’s reproductive rights and experiences with the United States’ healthcare system.

black mama: ENDANGERED
Oct 19, 2019 |  Noon
UNCC Student Union 340 DE

Nationally, black women are four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. In places such as Georgia or New York, that statistic is as high as twelve times more likely. This project is a live story-sharing performance of ten true stories – all shared by local storytellers – that unpack the experiences of black women and their trials with the healthcare system.

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Prior to the storytelling portion of the event, there will be an opportunity to connect with CRAN organizations to learn more about community resources and volunteer opportunities. CRAN – The Charlotte Reproductive Action Network – connects and aligns reproductive health, reproductive rights, and reproductive justice advocacy for a larger, more unified impact across Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The event will be led by story teller, Hannah Hasan of Epoch Tribe. Learn more about healthcare issues that black women face, including prenatal care, delivery, miscarriage, stillbirth, illness, death, and the impact on families. In addition to the stories that are shared, there will be a visual component that also shares these experiences through visual storytelling. Following the stories will be a community conversation.

Please register for free tickets here. To share your attendance on Facebook click here. More details on participating organizations, speakers, and panelists coming soon. For more articles on women’s reproductive rights click here.

Co- sponsors include:

Planned Parenthood
Reproductive Rights Coalition of Charlotte
Charlotte Women’s March

Saturday, October 19th Event Parking:

  • Event parking is Free and you can find parking in the Student Union Deck located on Cameron Blvd.
  • You can enter the deck through the entrance on Cameron Blvd. closest to Craver Rd. up the hill toward Visitor Parking.
  • When entering the deck through the top of the hill on the 4th level you can proceed to the 6th floor of the deck which will lead to a bridge that will lead directly to the side entrance of the Student Union.
  • Note the LYNX Blue Line is not running this weekend.


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