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Deconstructing Allyship & Whiteness in Birth Work

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Manhattan Birth

106th St./Columbus Ave.

New York, NY 10013

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This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Common Ground: Learn shared language, and terms, as building blocks for an anti-racist framework
  • Understanding whiteness and white privilege within the field of birth work
  • Showing Up and Owning Up to Stages of Whiteness: The role of accountability, responsibility, action, and compassion
  • Individual, Institutional, Systemic: Tools to identify and disrupt white supremacy within birth work
  • From Ally to Accomplice: Allyship as a lived practice. The work of deconstructing the Ally Industrial Complex
  • Equitable relationships through a decolonized lens; moving toward a anti-racist approach in birth justice

This workshop is designed to teach participants the foundational build blocks necessary to examine the role that whiteness, privilege, and allyship plays in our lives on an individual, organizational, and systemic level.

We will look at the process of un-doing racism by learning and unpacking allyship, privilege, and systems like the ally and non-profit industrial complex. We will address ways in which individuals, communities, and policy makers are complicit in sustaining substandard outcomes by not recognizing or considering the historical legacy of systemic racism-- a reality that exists in the United States as pervasively as it continues to exist internationally. Together, we will go deeper in exploring the obstacles, as well as, the methods that advance a human rights and anti-racist framework for all individuals and communities.

Proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Village Birth International's Ugandan mobile midwifery clinic. The goal of our mobile clinic is to increase access to midwifery care and reduce preventable maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in northern Uganda, as well as offer support to the midwives that serve in remote areas.

Aimee Brill is a mother, reproductive justice organizer and activist, community-based doula trainer, and is the executive director and founder of Village Birth International. She provides consulting services on allyship for organizations and institutions interested in learning more about integrating anti-racist and inclusive models into their framework and partnerships. She has been a birth worker since 2003, you can learn more about VBI's work at: www.villagebirthinternational.org

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