Aftershock Examines Health Crisis in America

DELCO residents can attend a free screening of the award-winning documentary film Aftershock Dec. 2,
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Widener University’s Alumni Auditorium. The film explores the systemic
reasons why Black and Brown women face significant health disparities and are three times more likely to
die during childbirth.
After the screening, Shawnee Gibson Benton and Omari Maynard, two key individuals from the film, will
discuss losses in their family due to childbirth, the issues of Black maternal mortality and the impact on
the Black community.
Other local panelists include DELCO Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor, Desirée Israel, co-founder,
Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color; Dr. Jawanza Bundy from the Widener University
School of Nursing; Onaje Muid, fatherhood coordinator from The Foundation for Delaware County; and
Shanna Williams, founder of S.W. Doula.
Residents can register to attend at

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