Hosted by California Black Women’s Health Project (CABWHP) and Women’s Foundation California (WFC)
Venue: Oakstop, Oakland, CA
We are proud to cohost this free community film screening of The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution by Melissa Muganzo. Together with California Black Women’s Health Project (CABWHP), this community gathering will highlight stories and raise awareness around the importance of Black reproductive health justice. The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution 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. A special thank you to Nia Impact Capital, for sponsoring this event.
This documentary is directed by Melissa Muganzo-Murphy, pronouns she/they/sis. Melissa Muganzo-Murphy is the CEO of Muganzo Entertainment, Executive Producer of The Big Hysto, 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.
- Welcome from WFC and CABWHP
- Screening of Summer Leadership Institute Video
- Summer Leadership Institute Youth Share Out
- Filmmaker Q&A with Director Melissa Muganzo
- Screening of The Big Hysto.
*Self-serve refreshments will be available throughout the event.
- Visit the film website for cast members and further details about the film.
- Learn more about the California Black Women’s Health Project.
We look forward to seeing you at this empowering community film screening event, raising awareness about the challenges faced by Black womb holders, and advocating for justice in reproductive health.