Honouring Black History

Black History Month is a time to honour the achievements and resiliency of Black individuals throughout history. We use this month to celebrate their impact on society and culture while also recognizing their adversities. It is a time to amplify Black voices and commit to a more inclusive and equitable future.

At the Birth Place Lab, we stand with those who have lost their lives at the hands of systemic injustices and brutality perpetuated by white supremacy culture. We condemn racism and the continued, systemic oppression of Black individuals and we are committed to moving towards an empowering future.

We stand with you.

Resources for Taking Action For Equity

Reproductive justice is achieved when the health care, regulatory, and physical environment ensures equitable access to respectful, inclusive, and rights-based health services, from pre-conception through parenting. It is essential that care accounts for and is responsive to each person’s preferences, and lived realities of identity, community, housing, food, environment, mental and emotional health, and resources, including needs for information and services. Such an environment preserves and honors a person’s bodily autonomy and safety, including the rights to decide if, when, how, where, and with whom to experience pregnancy and/or childbirth and parenting.

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