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Say Brother; Politics of Women's Healthcare, The; Beverly Smith redefines politics in light of the feminist movement

Part of Say Brother.

04/14/1978

In this clip, Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks chairs a discussion between Sherry Weingart (Co-director of the Women's Community Heath Center), Mary Alice Lee (Director of Counseling and Referrals for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts), Beverly Smith (an instructor on women's health at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and member of the Boston Chapter Committee to End Sterilization Abuse), and Christine Bond (Director of Family Planning, Harvard St. Neighborhood Health Center about the impact of the increasing role of male physicians on women's healthcare. Beverly Smith talks about the redefinition of politics as a result of the feminist movement. Overall the program explores the issue of why there are so few women the healthcare professions and the ramifications of this on women's health. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with guests Sherry Weingart (Co-director of the Women's Community Heath Center), Mary Alice Lee (Director of Counseling and Referrals for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts), Beverly Smith (an instructor on women's health at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and member of the Boston Chapter Committee to End Sterilization Abuse), and Christine Bond (Director of Family Planning, Harvard St. Neighborhood Health Center) about the impact of the increasing role of male physicians on women's healthcare, political issues (such as legislation and abortion) related to women's healthcare, sex and sexuality education, and whether or not sterilization is being forced deliberately on Third World women. Additional segments include a brief interview with musician Webster Lewis (Director of the Post Pop Space Rock Be Bop Gospel Tabernacle Orchestra and Chorus of Boston) conducted by Barrow-Murray in which Lewis talks about his new recording Touch My Love and his role in the 1978 Boston Disco Awards show (footage from Lewis' performance at the Disco Awards included). Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by David Atwood.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Politics of Women's Healthcare, The
Program Number

825

Title

Beverly Smith redefines politics in light of the feminist movement

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program explores the issue of why there are so few women the healthcare professions and the ramifications of this on women's health. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with guests Sherry Weingart (Co-director of the Women's Community Heath Center), Mary Alice Lee (Director of Counseling and Referrals for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts), Beverly Smith (an instructor on women's health at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and member of the Boston Chapter Committee to End Sterilization Abuse), and Christine Bond (Director of Family Planning, Harvard St. Neighborhood Health Center) about the impact of the increasing role of male physicians on women's healthcare, political issues (such as legislation and abortion) related to women's healthcare, sex and sexuality education, and whether or not sterilization is being forced deliberately on Third World women. Additional segments include a brief interview with musician Webster Lewis (Director of the Post Pop Space Rock Be Bop Gospel Tabernacle Orchestra and Chorus of Boston) conducted by Barrow-Murray in which Lewis talks about his new recording Touch My Love and his role in the 1978 Boston Disco Awards show (footage from Lewis' performance at the Disco Awards included).

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Women's Community Heath Center
Lee, Mary Alice
Weingart, Sherry
Smith, Beverly
Civil rights
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Lewis, Webster
Women's health services
Women's rights
Post Pop Space Rock Be Bop Gospel Tabernacle Orchestra and Chorus
Segregation
Boston Chapter Committee to End Sterilization
Women in medicine
Bond, Christine
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Atwood, David (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Contributors
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Chigas, Basil (Assistant Cameraman)
Koppel, Tiit (Camera)
LeCain, Larry (Camera)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Assistant)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
LaBillois, Ann (Intern)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Director)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Payne, Hunter (Lighting Assistant)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Rosenthal, Iris (Assistant Cameraman)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Politics of Women's Healthcare, The; Beverly Smith redefines politics in light of the feminist movement,” 04/14/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C580796E42AD43B587E06F378ADB98BC.
MLA: “Say Brother; Politics of Women's Healthcare, The; Beverly Smith redefines politics in light of the feminist movement.” 04/14/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C580796E42AD43B587E06F378ADB98BC>.
APA: Say Brother; Politics of Women's Healthcare, The; Beverly Smith redefines politics in light of the feminist movement. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C580796E42AD43B587E06F378ADB98BC
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