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Natural Awakenings Chicago

Maternal Health Talks Offer Global Perspective

Apr 29, 2011 09:52PM

In honor of Mother’s Day, the American Refugee Committee ( is offering several free presentations about maternal health around the globe. When mothers have access to good health care—including prenatal care, family-planning resources, professional care during childbirth and proper nutrition—they and their children are much more likely to survive and thrive.

These talks are inspired by the book Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. No pre-registration is required.

Cost: Free
May 4
Maternal Health Talk – 11:30am-1pm. Bring a lunch if desired. Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave, Highland Park. Contact: Beth Keller at 847-432-0216.

Maternal Health Talk – 7-8:45pm. College of Lake County, Auditorium C005 (in the basement of the C Building), 19351 W. Washington St,, Grayslake. Contact: Stephanie Santos Gray at 847- 543-2810 or [email protected].

May 5
Gender-Based Violence Talk – 12:30-1:45pm. College of Lake County, Room P119 – The Studio Theater of the Performing Arts Building, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Contact: Suzanne Pryga 847-543-2933 or [email protected].

Maternal Health Talk – 7pm. Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Ave., Glencoe. Contact: 847-835-1111 or [email protected].