Breaking Chains and Bridging Gaps, Maternal Health, Public Health and City Planning in the Black Community

July 15, 2021

Saleemah J. McNeil, MS, MFT

Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy. Currently Founder / CEO of Oshun Family Center and a Reproductive Psychotherapist.



Gabriella A. Nelson

Master's Degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in public-private development. Currently the Associate Director of Policy at Maternity Care Coalition.



Saleemah McNeil and Gabriella Nelson will co-facilitate a workshop in a conversational format, including discussing the intersection of racism and maternal health. They will do an overview of historical implications that impact the treatment of Black bodies and systemically connect those instances to current events and city planning. They will also charge the participants to further think about their role in society and what they can do to become agents of change for the Black birthing community.


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