Celebrating Black History Month we have brought together an esteemed panel to center the themes of Blackness, birth, activism, reproductive justice, Black bodily autonomy in history and creating a potent vision for Black Futures. This Mama Glow Webinar is presented by ELVIE.
Deirdre Cooper Owens - Professor and Author
Dr. Cooper Owens is a professor, public speaker, and advocate for reproductive health and justice. She is also the only Black woman in the country running a traditional medical humanities program. Her award-winning book Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology has been adopted as required reading by a number of medical and nursing schools and doula training programs.
Sevonna Brown - Co-Executive Director at Black Women's Blueprint
SEVONNA BROWN is an audacious visionary who is committed to reimagining the future of reproductive health and birth justice.
Kimberly Seals Allers, Founder, Irth
Kimberly is an award-winning journalist, five-time author, international speaker, strategist. She is the founder of Irth, a new Yelp-like app for Black and brown moms to address bias and racism in maternity and infant care.
Kelly Davis, MPA, National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC),
Kelly Davis, MPA is currently the Vice President of Global Birth Equity and Innovation at the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC), which creates solutions to optimize Black maternal and infant health through training, research, policy advocacy and community-centered collaboration.