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Brandi Collins-Calhoun, Jasmine Getrouw-Moore and Christina M. Yongue join me talk about the State of Black Women in America. Forgive my brain fart on confusing the Williams sisters.

Brandi Collins-Calhoun is the Director of Reproductive and Maternal Health at the YWCA Greensboro. She studied History at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and is currently a student midwife at the National Midwifery Institute. Brandi has been committed to birth work for 6 years in multiple capacities ranging from full spectrum doula, childbirth educator and lactation advocate . She has dedicated to centering her work around reproductive and birth justice to focus on maternal mortality rates in people of color.

Jasmine Getrouw-Moore educator, professional networker, connection maker, and action taker. I am an experienced public health professional and social justice advocate with a wide range of skills. My professional expertise is rooted in maternal and child health education and anti-racism organizing. My maternal and child health education “toolbox” encompasses education strategies and approaches for expanding health and wellness across the lifespan (childbirth education, prenatal parenting education, Safe Sleep education, and life skills education).

Christina M. Yongue is passionate about racial health equity, Black liberation, and community health and organizing. She was one of the Project Managers for the “Accountability for Cancer Care through Undoing Racism and Equity” Research Study, which was developed through the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative. She now works at UNCG to teach and direct educational programs for the next generation of community health educators. She is also passionate about raising her two daughters with strong sisterhood values.

Show Notes:

Race Isn’t a Risk Factor in Maternal Health. Racism Is.

Black Momma’s Matter Alliance

Death By Delivery: a searing portrait of the cost of racism in America

The Status of Black Women in The United States (Full Report)

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