Exploring the Self: A Doula's Guide to Discussing Race, Gender and Privilege in Birth and Postpartum Work
In this webinar practitioners will develop the tools necessary to deliver culturally competent health care. Participants will learn to assess the interplay of specific social dynamics that shape our client's births by hearing directly from families who will share their own experiences of treatment they received and how it impacted their decisions. We will examine the meaning of intersectionality; identify the role of race, sex and gender in birth; and break down the ways that these identities are systematically processed through the institutions of birth work. The goal of this session is to create a safe space where participants can share their own multidimensional and multicultural experiences as individuals. This session provides doulas with the resources to become stronger, more conscious providers by fostering a deeper appreciation of the different realities our clients bring with them to the postpartum period.
Morgane Veronique Richardson
Morgane Veronique Richardson, M.A., CD(DONA), CBC is a feminist activist, Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator based in NYC. She is the director-elect of the NYC Doula Collective and holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Middlebury College and an M.A. in Gender and Peacebuilding from the U.N. University for Peace.
Aimee Brill is a mother, reproductive health organizer and activist, community-based doula trainer. She has been a birth worker since 2003 and is the founder of Village Birth International.
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