Birth in Color RVA has collaborated with stakeholders to bring a summit that
will bridge the gap between maternal and reproductive health justice. This
will be a full day of speakers, workshops, and interactive fun.
In Virginia, Black women are three times likely to die than white women. Our
maternity care system is failing black women. Our goal is to bring attention
to unacceptable racial disparities in our maternity care systems, get out of
our silos and equip all attendees with additional knowledge and tools to
raise awareness and bring positive action to the issues that affect women
at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives.
Without Reproductive Justice there is no justice in maternal health. Overall
health, Sexual education, abortion, and contraception care are key factors
to helping maternal health outcomes.
We encourage healthcare professionals providing care to black birthing people to attend the summit for an opportunity to hear high-impact presentations and panel discussions on improving maternal and reproductive health vitality to advance maternal, birth, and reproductive justice.
Virginia Advocacy Director for Whole Women's Alliance. 15 years experience working in nonprofit, social justice, and community based organizations
MA in Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and PhD of Philosophy in Clinical and Population Health Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Community faith leader, activist, and speaker. Pastor of Restoration Fellowship RVA, cofounder of Us Giving Richmond connections (UGRC)/Black Pride RVA and co-owner of Wil You Be Whole
Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Virginia Physicians for Women. Bachelor of Science from University of North Carolina. MA at Duquesne University while working as a radiation therapist. PhD in Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine
Obstetrician, Gynecologist, and Pediatrician. Co-chair for the Center for Disease Control and March of Dimes Health Equity, Franklin County Board of Health member, Sr. Consultant to 1st Yr Cleveland, Co-Principal Investigator for the Alliance for Innovation on Mental Health
MA in Women and Gender Studies from Loyola University. Co-founder of National Black Food and Justice Alliance. Director of Brooklyn Food Coalition
15 years experience in Public Health. Currently working with the Office of Epidemiology in Chicago and Community Health Division in Evanston
Virginia State Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Care in Action. Communications Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia and Virginia League of Planned Parenthood.
Director of SHIELD Lab and Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology at VCU. BS from UNC Pembroke in 2008. PhD from North Carolina State University in 2013