#BlackWomenKnow: Black Women's Recommendations to Address Structural Racism



Last year, our July 2018 Collaboratory was led by PTBi Researcher Brittany Chambers, where she spoke with Black women across the reproductive lifespan to define and reconceptualize structural racism. From these conversations, nine domains emerged: negative societal views, housing, medical care, law enforcement, hidden resources, employment, education, community infrastructure, and policing Black families. For our September Collaboratory, which will highlight the second phase of this work, Dr. Chambers will be presenting policy recommendations from Black women in Fresno and Oakland based on these nine domains to address structural racism to improve the health of Black women, children, and families. Read Dr. Chambers' Piece on Structural Racism in Apolitical.


Learn more about the July 2018 Collaboratory - Black Women's Perspectives on Structural Racism: Opportunities for Measure Development

Scenes from the July '18 Collaboratory in Oakland

Crowd at July '18 Collaboratory

Speakers at July '18 Collaboratory

Participant at July '18 Collaboratory



1:30 - 2:00 pm | Refreshments served

2:00 - 3:30 pm | Presentations and discussion


Brittany Chambers

Brittany Chambers

Brittany Chamber is an assistant professor in the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research agenda is focused on understanding how racism impacts Black women’s reproductive health outcomes and identifying community-level interventions and policies to address them.

Valentine Iwuoha

Valentia Iwuoha

Valentia Iwuoha is a nursing student at Chabot College. She works at Fremont Hospital as a mental health technician. She is passionate about bring awareness to the unfair treatment and discrimination faced by Black women and people. She was a study participant from the Oakland Community.

Natessa Beltran

Natessa Beltran

Natessa Beltran is a stay at home mother and enjoys spending time with her children. She was a study participant from the Fresno Community.

Talita Oseguera

Talita Oseguera

Talita Oseguera is a doula and nursing student at the University of California, San Francisco. Talita uses a reproductive justice framework to advance the care experiences and reproductive health outcomes of Black women.


Remote Access

Unfortunately, remote access will not be available for this month's event. 

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