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The Birth Place Lab stands with Black people as we witnessed another public killing of an American Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police, followed by state sanctioned violent actions towards peaceful protesters against Anti-Black racism across the world.

 

We stand together today and always in deep sorrow with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Jamee Johnson, Eishia Hudson, David McAttee, Jason Collins, D’Andre Campbell, Dion Johnson,  Layleen Cubilette-Polanco, Nina Pop, and countless others over so many years. We condemn all forms of anti-Black racism and the continued oppression of Indigenous people.

 

The disproportionate burden of untimely death, disease, injustice, incarceration, and mistreatment that Black and Indigenous people bear in North America, and globally, is unacceptable.  Racism and white supremacy are the undeniable culprits. Active anti-racist action in every facet of our lives is the only way forward.  We must do this urgently - for our children and grandchildren, for the families of those lost, and to honour their ancestors.

 

We stand with you.

 

#BlackLivesMatter
#IndigenousLivesMatter

Resources for Taking Action For Equity

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Action Against Anti-Black Racism

Movement for Black Lives

Black Visions Collective

Free Black Mamas 2020 (ongoing initiative to bail black mothers out)

Bail funds for protestors

Color of Change

Join Campaign Zero

BIPOC counselors and resources

Reading and Resources on Racism

Anti-Racist Resource Guide

Patient-led decision making: Measuring autonomy and respect in Canadian maternity care

To Prevent Women from Dying in Childbirth, First Stop Blaming Them

The Giving Voice to Mothers study: inequity and mistreatment during pregnancy and childbirth in the United States

Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change 

Structures & Self: Advancing Equity and Justice in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Project Implicit (IAT Tests)

Unconscious (Implicit) Bias and Health Disparities: Where Do We Go from Here?

 

Resources on Oppression of Indigenous People

Indigenous Birth in Canada: Reconciliation and Reproductive Justice in the Settler State

Canadian Indigenous Women’s Perspectives of Maternal Health and Health Care Services: A Systematic Review

Transforming our Response: Practical Tips on Providing Trauma Informed, Culturally Safe Care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Women, Girls and Gender-Diverse People

Research Involving First Nations, Inuit & Métis Peoples of Canada

Transforming our Response: Practical Tips on Providing Trauma Informed, Culturally Safe Care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Women, Girls and Gender-Diverse People

 

Resources on Mistreatment of LGBTQAI2S People

Queering Reproductive Justice: A Toolkit

Marginalized mothers: Lesbian women negotiating heteronormative healthcare services