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Affiliated films: The American Dream; Through the Night
The maternal mortality rate for Black women in Wisconsin is five times that of their white counterparts, and one of the highest in the country. To address this healthcare crisis, we brought together a diverse group of Doulas (birth workers) to discuss how racism, poverty, lack-of-access to needed resources perpetuate the cycle of mistreatment of mothers in Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities.
Lyanne Jordan, Maroon Calabash
Yante Turner, Doula
Linda Aracelli Serna, Xicana Birth Worker
Nicole Miles, B.O.M.B. Doula Program
Moderator: Kisha Shanks, The Mindful Mama