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"Toxic" - Virtual Movie Screening

  • April 05, 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Join us at 7pm to watch the short film Toxic, followed by discussion led by Dr. Cheryl Johnson, MD.

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Racism. Toxic stress. Birth outcomes.

How are these things intertwined? The short film, Toxic: A Black Woman's Story, seeks to explore that question...

Peer into the world of the film’s lead protagonist, Nina. An elite lawyer, loyal wife, and loving mother of a teen boy, Nina is navigating life (and a pregnancy) to the best of her ability. But sometimes the forces on a woman - especially a black woman - can be too much to bear.

In this highly anticipated short film, the viewer is invited on a journey of perspective transformation. Follow Nina in this day-in-the-life drama, and see the world through the eyes of a successful black woman who must navigate an unjust world while trying to protect the world she has created for herself and her family.

Biography - Dr. Cheryl Johnson:

Dr. Johnson is a mindful and diligent OB-GYN serving the community of Akron, OH. Dr. Johnson attended Ohio State University, where she received her medical degree. She completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Summa Health System, Summa Akron City Hospital. Dr. Johnson is a part of Paragon OB/GYN. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Johnson’s medical experience is vast and impressive. Her areas of special interest include race and infant mortality, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopic surgery.

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