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The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution Tour

4610 X St, Sacramento, CA 95817
In recognition of Black History Month, the <a href="https://health.ucdavis.edu/aafsa/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">African American Faculty and Staff Association</a> (AAFSA) would like to invite you to attend a community screening of <em><a href="https://www.muganzoentertainment.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution</a>.</em> In partnership with <a href="https://www.cabwhp.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">California Black Women's Health Project</a> and the UC Davis Health <a href="https://health.ucdavis.edu/diversity-inclusion/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion</a>. <em>The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution</em> speaks to the medical racism, sexism, homo/transphobia and xenophobia that Black womb holders/patients experience when seeking access to quality medical care. The documentary centers around fibroids, endometriosis, hysterectomies, ovarian cancer and cysts and calls out the racist evolution of the medical field built on the wombs and backs of Black bodies. This documentary is directed by Melissa Muganzo-Murphy, pronouns she/they/sis. Melissa Muganzo-Murphy is the CEO of Muganzo Entertainment and Executive Producer of summer film <em>The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution</em> and Owner of Mindy's Kitchen. She is an actress, activist, and humanitarian and believes in the power of Black ingenuity being the global catalyst to historically and presently advance technology, engineering, entertainment, and inclusion. The Director is both a fibroid survivor and Black patient along with a full cast of 17 womb holders who speak truth to power and advocate for justice. All are welcomed and the intentions of this event are to provide an educational space to support Black and African-diaspora womb holder health provide Black womb-holders a space to share with, learn from and be supported by their community protect the psychological safety of our Black women and Black womb-holders or those of African ancestry by providing an optional healing circle facilitated by <a href="https://www.safeblackspace.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Safe Black Space</a> allow an opportunity for caregivers and supporters to better understand the experience to as well as a separate (optional) healing circle to share their experience(s). <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Disclaimers and notices: </span>This event is open for all ages to attend, however, the subject matter of the documentary and Q'n'A discussion session may be sensitive for some audience members or younger children. No video, audio recording or picture taking will be allowed during the screening of the documentary or the Q'n'A portion of the event. After the documentary screening there will be an optional opportunity for attendees to participate in small processing groups also known as healing circles. Please be aware that the healing circle spaces are not open to children (minors under 18) due to the sensitive nature of discussions and language that may be used. Please prioritize your or your family member(s) mental and/or emotional health while in attendance.