Health in Focus: Black Birth Workers

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Black people experience unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth. 

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, a nationally-recognized observance week which happens April 11 - April 17, 2022, the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine, cosponsored by Regions 1, 2, 3, 7 and All of Us, with a Black Birth Worker and her client.

Join us to learn:

  • What is a Black Birth worker?

  • What are the experiences of Black Birth Workers and their clients?

  • How can working with a birth worker as a compliment to hospital medicine or care?

  • How is community medicine tied to social justice and equity?

Recommended audience:

  • Library Workers

  • Public Health Workers

  • Health Professionals (Nurses, Medical Students, Family Medicine, OBGYN)

  • People considering using a Birth Worker

  • Those interested in alternatives to traditional hospital services

  • Those interested in maternal health, especially Black Maternal Health

Tay Amari Little (She/Her+He/Him) is a Conjurewoman, Baby Retriever and esoteric birthworker, diviner and artist at (Un)Veiled Divine Technologies. She offers a variety of birthkeeping services including arsenals for both pregnant people and those who are seeking to be. Arsenals also include monthly check-up appointments with the Unborn babies and reporting back, prescriptions, on-call retrieval services, and performing rituals and other processes requested by respective Ancestors and spirits involved for a successful duration. (Un)Veiled Divine Technologies’ birthwork practice centers Black trans, queer, and gender-expansive birthgivers, and then also allows space for non-Black clients of color. 

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Class Details

Date(s): April 13, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Platform: Webex
CE Credits: 2.00
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Class Experience Level: Beginner
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Class Contacts

Instructor: Faith Steele
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