Black History Month Events hosted by the Reproductive Healthcare for People of Color

Join the RHPC for their exciting Black History Month events - all month long!


Week 1 - Maternal and Infant Mortality Disparities Panel

Date: Thursday, 2/4, 2pm

Description: Please join us as we discuss maternal healthcare disparities, specifically morbidity and mortality. Experts Mashariki Kudumu and Wenonah Valentine will share their experiences in the field, what changes need to be made, and how medical students can contribute to making these changes.

Week 2 - Patient Experiences Panel

Date: Monday, 2/8, 12pm

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Description: Please join us as we hear directly from patients who have experienced disparate maternal healthcare. This is an amazing opportunity to interact with patients, hear their lived experiences, and learn how we can work towards ending racism in healthcare. Our patient panelists are Heather Banks and her daughter, Jill.


Week 3 -”The Naked Truth: Death by Delivery” Documentary Discussion

Date: TBD, third week of February

Documentary link:

Description: Please join us in a discussion of the documentary “The Naked Truth: Death by Delivery”. This documentary explores maternal healthcare in two vastly different areas of the US- rural Georgia and New York City. The experiences of women living in these areas describe the current state of maternal healthcare in America, the deathly consequences these disparities have for many African American women, and steps being taken to provide equal care.


Week 4 - Conversations with Doulas

Location: RHPC’S instagram @uscrhpc, time TBD

Description: Each day during the week of February 22-26, we will be conducting interviews with Doulas via Instagram live (@uscrhpc) to educate our members about the history and importance of Doula practices, promote doula programs, and encourage faculty and students at our university to utilize this knowledge in their careers.


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