A conversation with reproductive rights advocates Latham Thomas, Gabriella Nelson, and Zoe Greggs on Black women and reproductive justice.

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The womb. How is the pandemic, coupled with this moment of racial reckoning, impacting our very first HOME? Texas’ recent anti-abortion law make the fight for reproductive justice being more pressing then ever, especially for black and brown women. The stats have also made it alarmingly clear that the simple process of birth continues to be a health risk for Black women tragically mis/undertreated by the medical establishment.

This talk will explore how the complex nexus of conditions that threaten the womb and how artists, doulas and reproductive justice advocates are rising to its defense.

This event is part of our year-long exploration on the theme of “Home, What does it look like now?” How can we reconsider home in the 21st century as we cross states and borders seeking comfort, safety and identity? Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, state sanctioned violence against black bodies the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) will explore the significant ways black visual narratives respond to the cultural, dynamic political, social, economic as well intimate changes that force us to (re) interrogate previous conceptions of home.

Cosponsored by the 370J Project, NYU; and the Department of Photography & Imaging, NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, Latham is the founder of Mama Glow, a global maternal health and education brand serving birthing people along the childbearing continuum. Mama Glow supports birthing families during the fertility period, pregnancy, birth as well as during postpartum offering hand-holding through their bespoke doula services. Their doula education platform empowers birth workers around the world. Latham is a fierce advocate for birth equity and works to bridge policy gaps in maternal health. She’s co-founder of The Continuum Conference, a gathering centering the experience of fertility, pregnancy and new motherhood and the DOULA EXPO. Latham is co-founder of the Mama Glow Foundation, advancing reproductive justice through education, advocacy and the arts.

Cultivating her wellness practice over nearly a decade she has served as a doula and lifestyle guru for celebrity clients including: Alicia Keys, Anne Hathaway, Ashley Graham, DJ Khaled, Rebecca Minkoff, Doutzen Kroes, Tamera Mowry, Gabrielle Union and more. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Vogue, The Breakfast Club, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal Magazine, FORBES, SELF, Essence and more. She is the proud mother of 17 year old DJ prodigy, producer and entrepreneur, DJ Fulano. Latham is a graduate of Columbia University and author of book two bestselling books; Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living And Crowning The Queen Within and Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy.

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