March 13, 2013

LubicThe 2013 Spring Forum of the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing features Ruth Watson Lubic, EdD, CNM, FAAN, internationally known nurse midwife and leader in the childbearing center movement, tonight at 5:00 (registration; program begins at 5:30). She will speak about the history of freestanding birth centers. The forum will be at the Brookdale Campus Auditorium of Hunter College at 425 East 25th Street, between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive. Admission is free and the public is invited.

The program will be opened by Chad Harper of Hip Hop Saves Lives and his musician colleagues performing music composed by Mr. Harper about Dr. Lubic and her work. After a presentation by Dr. Lubic, Shaniqua Gray, a client of the Family Health and Birthing Center of Washington, DC, will join Dr. Lubic and Mr. Harper in discussing how freestanding childbirthing centers have transformed the lives and improved the health outcomes of women, children and families.

Join this discussion tonight at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and meet one of the nation’s icons and heroes.