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, September 29

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


UF Health Jacksonville – Urban Health Alliance
1833 Boulevard
Professional Office Building, 5th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32206


Selena Webster-Bass, MPH, DMin
Founder/Executive Director
Richard Webster-Bass Health Institute, Inc.

Ann-Marie Knight, MHA,FACHE
Vice President of Community Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer
UF Health Jacksonville