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Racism In Healthcare: A Dialogue On The Experiences Of Black Women (free)

  • Monona Terrace 1 John Nolen Drive Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Planned Parenthood hosts a discussion about inequities in healthcare, with an eye toward reproductive justice. Info

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Pervasive racial inequality leaves all kinds of marks on healthcare and health outcomes, in all sorts of overt and systemic ways. People of color in America widely report facing discrimination and hostile behavior from doctors and nurses, and bear the brunt of the economic imbalances that limit access to quality care. These disparities have a harrowing impact: For instance, the infant mortality rate among African-Americans is more than double the infant mortality rate among white people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So, if Americans are serious about grappling with both racism and with reinventing our health-care system, we can hardly afford to ignore how those issues intersect. At this event, presented by Wisconsin's Planned Parenthood chapter, longtime healthcare advocate Sarah Noble will lead a panel discussion about the injustices black women face in the health care system, with a particular eye toward reproductive rights. The panel will also feature Sabrina Madison of the Progress Center for Black Women, Adrian Jones of the Foundation for Black Women's Wellness, and doula and childcare specialist Micaela Berry. The event is free, but attendees can register in advance. —Scott Gordon