On Wednesday, July 18th, from 7:00-8:30 pm., Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a screening of “When the Bough Breaks,” a 30-minute documentary that examines the reasons that African-American infants die at twice the rate of white infants in American society. The documentary, which is part of the series Unnatural Causes produced by California Newsreel, poses a provocative idea: that the cumulative stress of racism is taking a toll on African-American children even before they are born. Starr King is located at 101 Fairgrounds Road in Plymouth.
The screening is sponsored by Starr King’s Black Lives Matter Task Force. Task Force member Suzanne Gaulocher, Ph.D., MPH, will facilitate a dialogue session following the screening. Dr. Gaulocher is Assistant Professor in Health Promotion and Associate Director of the Center for Healthy Communities at Plymouth State University. Her research, teaching, and practice center around the intersection of human health and the environment, with focus on community engagement, social justice and health equity.