Envision a world where all people are heard and have a circle of support for the entire perinatal period. This two part webinar series features guest presenters Heather Thompson and Vita Malama from the Elephant Circle reproductive justice and advocacy group in Denver, Colorado. They start by examining the history and origins of racism in the US, including in reproductive health, the bias it creates, and ends with solutions on how providers and educators can lessen its impact through actions, education, and support.

Part 1: The History of Racism in Healthcare

In the first webinar, we will examine the history of racism in the United States by looking at unconscious biases people have and discuss the timeline of reproductive justice. Our guests will also discuss white culture in preparation for the second webinar that will teach you how to put awareness into action.

  • Increase knowledge of history and origins of racism in the United States
  • Understand bias and the framework of bias that continues oppression
  • Describe practices of racism and recognize how racism has evolved over time in the United States