Racism in Perinatal & Pediatric Health

Workshop Series for Health Professionals

Join Nurturely and The Black Doula with national guest speakers for a 4-week virtual series tackling systemic racism within pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and infant health. This workshop series is for physicians, midwives, nurses, doulas, lactation consultants, insurance providers, case managers, Traditional Health Workers, mental health professionals, home visitors, and anyone who works with birthing people and infants in a physical or psychological care system. 

2023 Event Open for Registration!

Tuesdays in September, 12:00 - 2:00pm Pacific


Facilitated by Sabia Wade,
Revolutionary Doula, Educator, and Birth Justice Advocate

Registration Now Open for 2023!

Individual Registration:

Including but not limited to race, gender, culture
Discount tiers available to students, entrepreneurs, and early career researchers/professionals, and those for whom cost is a barrier. Equity scholarships accessible to individuals who are Black, Indigenous, Person of Color, Queer/Trans, Disabled, and/or representing another group that faces historical/current systemic barriers, regardless of financial status.
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Group Registration:

Business/Organization Rate: $200 each for 1-9 registrations, $100 each for 10+ registrations. Contact us if you'd like to purchase more than 20 registrations
If you wish to receive CME/CEU as provided by this training opportunity, please request an official certificate of attendance. If you wish to apply for your own continuing education or would like a record for your own purposes, all attendees will receive a general certificate of attendance.
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Payment processed through Stripe's secure payment portal
Participant understands that this workshop will be recorded. By choosing to have video/sound on, participant grants to Nurturely the right to record their photo(s), video(s), name(s) to be shared on Nurturely communications. Participant understands that they must turn video and sound off and make zoom name anonymous if they would not like to be recorded.

2023 Speaker Lineup will be Announced Shortly!

Check out our speakers from prior years' events:

Neel Shah, MD, MPP, FACOG

Dr. Neel Shah, MD, MPP, FACOG, is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and founding Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Harvard’s Ariadne Labs. His work focuses on partnering with people giving birth to design solutions that enable them to thrive. As an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Dr. Shah cares for patients at critical life moments that range from childbirth to primary care to surgery. As a scientist and social entrepreneur, he is a globally recognized expert in designing solutions that improve health care.

Monique Rainford, MD, FACOG

Dr. Monique Rainford M.D. is a medical doctor specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Medical School where she has been recognized for her outstanding academic performance having been awarded the John Russwarm Award for Academic excellence and the Robert H. Ebert Award in Primary Care Medicine from each University respectively. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Medical Center. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is currently the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale Health.MD, 

Laurie Cammon, MD, FAAP

Dr. Cammon is a pediatrician who has a career focus of working in urban areas with underserved patient populations. She is passionate about helping families thrive by improving their health, especially through the development of healthy lifestyle habits.  She has spent years working with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to develop Juntos, a park prescription program. Juntos is designed to connect medical providers with high-risk families in an effort to improve health equity by eliminating barriers to park access. Through Juntos, providers and families come together to develop a community based around being active in nature. Dr. Cammon is also a mother of bicultural descent, who has worked to combine her cultural heritage of child care with evidence-based practices that respect the history, culture and individual needs of the families she serves.

Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP

Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP is a pediatrician, speaker and writer. Dr. Dougé holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Medical Degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Bachelor of Science in
Pharmacy from Rutgers University. In addition, she earned a certificate in writing for children and young adults from McDanial College. Dr. Dougé’s experience includes general pediatric practice, public health, school-based health centers, project management, policy development, program development, program evaluation, health promotion, health disparities, media, adolescent health, school health, cultural competency, and community engagement. In addition, Dr. Douge is the author of the middle grade novel, Learning To Love All of Me, and is the creator of What is Black? blog and podcast. 

Eric Richardson

Richardson has a long history of social activism in Lane County. Growing up in Eugene, his family lived by and practiced the idea of holding African cultural value and dignity. Eric has had a lifelong love of history and community and works to facilitate conversations on identity and cultural inclusion. Richardson’s father worked for KLCC community radio throughout the 1970s and 80s, and also spearheaded the development of culturally inclusive academic curriculum in Oregon school districts. Eric’s rich cultural background put he and his family in the center of social life for minorities in Lane County. He has built on these relationships and the legacy of his parents. Richardson now works with the local branch of the NAACP developing a strong cultural presence and spearheading the NAACP’s new engagement with the historic Mims property. During his 4 years in the Oregon Army National Guard, Richardson married his wife of 30 years Tamara and has helped raise their five children, three of whom are graduates of the University of Oregon. Highlights of Eric’s activities include his work as Multicultural Program Coordinator for Lane Community College student government, Early Board member/musician at the Jazz Station, and founder of the Invisible Arts Project. Eric currently serves on the boards of United Way Lane County and the City Club of Eugene and habitat for Humanity Oregon. Richardson is a leader who articulates the cultural unapologetically needs of Lane’s diverse population. As the new Executive director of the Eugene/Springfield NAACP, Richardson has seen the branch grow and recently added additional paid positions adding real baseline value to the organization and community.

Zeenia Junkeer, ND

Dr. Zeenia Junkeer is the Director of the Oregon Health Equity Alliance (OHEA). Trained as a social justice focused, Naturopathic Physician, Zeenia was Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and raised in Beaverton, Oregon. Her work in the U.S. and abroad centers community-based strategies, centering community-led and driven solutions, and policy, systems and environment change. As an adjunct faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), Zeenia teaches in the School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, where she ensures that students are exposed to critical pedagogy in efforts to dismantle traditional academic practices that often create barriers for students of color and other historically marginalized groups. Zeenia has experience as an organizer, facilitator, advocate and public health professional, and clinician.

About the Workshop Leader

Sabia Wade

Sabia is a revolutionary CEO, doula, educator, and somatic practitioner in training, elevating the voices and experiences of marginalized communities. Sabia embraces her role as a liberator of self by birthing new and hidden aspects of individuals while nurturing the spaces within them that have never known love, all with the goal of autonomy, justice, and equity for all.

Frequently Asked Questions

No worries! All sessions will be recorded and there will be additional opportunities to engage in live virtual discussion sessions.

No problem. Anyone who interacts with parents and infants during the pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and early years would be a great candidate for this interdisciplinary workshop.

We’d love to support your efforts by offering you complimentary registration. Please choose the scholarship option when registering. Thank you!

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