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    Oct 14 2023
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    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    FREE WOMEN’S HEALTH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AT THE EMERSON CENTER

    Healthcare in the United States continues to advance, but women in Florida still experience barriers to basic healthcare treatment and services. <br />
    On June 24, 2022, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned 50 years of precedent, overruling Roe v. Wade. The judgement took away the constitutional right to abortion, and paved the way for states to ban abortion care.<br />
    This ruling ignited small groups across the state of Florida to take action. Locally, concerned citizens associated with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach launched the Initiative for Reproductive Justice (IRJ), a group that advocates for women’s healthcare rights. The IRJ focuses on three areas of women health advocacy: representation, education and resources. <br />
    The IRJ educational arm is pleased to offer Focus on Women’s Health: Education and Empowerment, an educational program for women’s healthcare rights and services. Focus on Women’s Health will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Emerson Center located at 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida.<br />
    Focus on Women’s Health is FREE and open to the public; no registration or reservations required. This community collaboration will feature medical and public policy experts who will present topics on reproductive health, maternal and infant care, women’s lifespan health issues (STD’s, heart health, gynecologic cancers, menopause), and behavioral health. “There are resources and services available to women who need them, and we want to help bring awareness of these services to our community,” explained Hester Bloom, member of the IRJ steering committee. If you or someone you know can benefit from women’s health services in Indian River County, please mark your calendar for this FREE educational program! <br />
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    ABOUT THE EMERSON CENTER<br />
    The Emerson Center’s mission is to provide educational, enlightening and thought-provoking programs, and memorable music events for our community. For more information about The Emerson Center, please visit TheEmersonCenter.com. The Emerson Center is located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach at 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.<br />
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    Contact: Emerson Center<br />
    Email: info@theemersoncenter.com<br />
    Phone: 772-778-5880<br />
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    More Info: https://theemersoncenter.com/womens-health-forum/<br />
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    Emerson Center<br />
    1590 27th Ave<br />
    Vero Beach FL 32960

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