A Life’s Course – The Load, The Impact

Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story

Film Screening and Panel Discussion Featuring

Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story

In collaboration with Healthy Start’s Magnolia Project, please join UF Health Jacksonville as we embark on an initiative to increase awareness of the impact of toxic stress, helping women and their caregivers identify coping mechanisms to fight the effects of stress on health and well-being.

Data shows that African American families experience maternal and infant complexities and loss much more than any other racial group. Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story shares the story of “Nina,” a woman in her second trimester of pregnancy. The film will serve as a backdrop to a conversation on stress, its impact and resources to help mitigate it.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with leaders and physicians from UF Health Jacksonville. Lunch will be provided. Health screenings, blood pressure screenings, free blood pressure machines (while supplies last), and other resources will be available.

Friday, November 17

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location:

Women’s Center of Jacksonville
5644 Colcord Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32211
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Saturday, November 18

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location:

MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation
1055 West 6th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
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