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Black Maternal Health: Historical And Reproductive Justice Reckonings
October 1, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
This virtual event looks at the profound health inequities around giving birth, further laid bare by the COVID pandemic. Discussions with experts will include how slavery and the history of reproductive medicine intersect, the impact that medical racism has on Black birthing people from slavery to freedom, engagement in the national reproductive justice movement, and recent efforts to address racial inequities in maternal mortality and morbidity in NYC.
Featured presentations are by historian Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, author of Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology, and public health activist and scholar Dr. Lynn Roberts, co-editor and contributing author of the anthology, Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique.
This event is part of the Race & Health series at The New York Academy of Medicine and is presented in partnership with the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine as part of its program Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Issues.