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Webinar-Reproductive Justice: A Critical Ingredient to Public Health Work in Maternal & Child Health
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 Export to Your Calendar 11/14/2019
When: 12:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: WPHA Office


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This webinar is sponsored by the WPHA Maternal and Child Health Section.

Webinar Description: 

Understanding Reproductive Justice (RJ) allows for the possibility of broadening our horizons in respect to how we work with individuals, families, communities and policy makers in respect to maternal and child health.  RJ gives context as well as perspective to the underlying, and complex issues that many of the families we work with, or on behalf of, face.  In this webinar we will define Reproductive Justice, provide an overview of the Reproductive Justice framework, and analyze the role of Reproductive Justice in public health work.

 

  1. Define Reproductive Justice
    • Intersectionality, Reproductive Rights, Human Rights
    • History
  2. Reproductive Justice Framework
    • A theory, a praxis, a strategy
    • Rights within the framework
  3. Applying a Reproductive Justice framework in maternal and child health
    1. Narratives and analyses should be guided by reproductive justice principles
      • Purposefully center women of color and other marginalized women
      • Analyze the influence of power structures and socio-cultural norms on reproductive health
      • Address intersecting oppressions
      • Consider dynamic interrelations among personal and environmental factors.

4.    Incorporating reproductive justice in our work

    • Connecting RJ to social movements and phenomena
    • Privilege and choice
    • Make an individual commitment
      This webinar is sponsored by the WPHA Maternal and Child Health Section.

      Webinar Description: 

      Understanding Reproductive Justice (RJ) allows for the possibility of broadening our horizons in respect to how we work with individuals, families, communities and policy makers in respect to maternal and child health.  RJ gives context as well as perspective to the underlying, and complex issues that many of the families we work with, or on behalf of, face.  In this webinar we will define Reproductive Justice, provide an overview of the Reproductive Justice framework, and analyze the role of Reproductive Justice in public health work.

       

      1. Define Reproductive Justice
        • Intersectionality, Reproductive Rights, Human Rights
        • History
      2. Reproductive Justice Framework
        • A theory, a praxis, a strategy
        • Rights within the framework
      3. Applying a Reproductive Justice framework in maternal and child health
        • Narratives and analyses should be guided by reproductive justice principles
          • Purposefully center women of color and other marginalized women
          • Analyze the influence of power structures and socio-cultural norms on reproductive health
          • Address intersecting oppressions
          • Consider dynamic interrelations among personal and environmental factors.

      4.    Incorporating reproductive justice in our work

        • Connecting RJ to social movements and phenomena
        • Privilege and choice
        • Make an individual commitment
          • “Staying out of the movement makes us part of the problem…”

      About the Speaker: Tia Murray

      Tia Murray, BS, CLC, CD(DONA)

      Co-Founder & CEO, Harambee Village Doulas

      M.S/Ph.D. Student, Human Ecology: Human Development and Family Studies, UW -Madison, School of Human Ecology

      Tia Murray is a certified Birth Doula, through Doulas of North America International (DONA). She is also a certified lactation counselor, and considers herself a community-based doula.  Tia was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and always dreamed of giving back to her community.  As a non-traditional student and a single mother, she attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison and received her Bachelors of Science in Community and Environmental Sociology.  In addition to becoming a Fellow in UW’s Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Graduate Capstone program, she also holds an Associates of Science degree, as well as an Ethnic Studies Certificate.

      Tia has passionately worked with women, children and families in multiple capacities throughout her professional career.  Her work has focused heavily on social justice, reproductive justice, access to culturally sensitive maternal and child health care, and the promotion of community-based intervention and prevention programing. Tia has worked diligently with young children with disabilities or developmental challenges, has supervised home visitors, and has worked with women struggling with homelessness, health issues, substance abuse, and mental health challenges.

      She strongly believes that it is crucial to meet families where they are at, to be curious and inclusive, and to provide culturally and socially sensitive support services. Tia, a mother of four beautiful children, continues working closely with women and their infants, children and families, to provide early intervention for children in respect to health inequities across the lifespan.  In an attempt to meet a need in her community, she co-founded a community- based doula organization in 2014 that provides culturally sensitive, diversity-informed and evidence-based pregnancy, birth, infant and lactation support to mothers and families in South Central Wisconsin; Harambee Village: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Breastfeeding Care.  Ms. Murray supports community empowerment by providing information, leadership, and advocacy on issues affecting community health and well-being.

      Tia’s research interests include bringing greater awareness to the root causes of residual impacts of racial inequities in maternal and child health.  In particular, black infant mortality is something that she would like to bring more academic attention to. Community-based participatory research is of most interest to her work. She is also interested in furthering research on the benefits of doulas on perinatal health outcomes, particularly in communities of color. She posits that research and interventions need to address the institutionalized forms of racism that perpetuate persistent racial disparities in the U.S.  She also feels it imperative to reframe our language and research in respect to racial health disparities, and to critically analyze and address the root causes of racial inequities and injustices using a reproductive justice framework.

About the Speaker: Tia Murray

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