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Learning to Listen Episode 3 2024

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change returns with three new conversations featuring inspiring leaders working on the frontlines of current and emerging issues for children and families. The conversations are for everyone who cares for and about babies and children, and the families, professionals, and communities that protect, nurture, and enjoy them.

All Learning to Listen conversations are one-hour long and feature live Spanish translation, closed-captioning, and an interactive Q and A. Certificates of attendance are available.

 

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Episode 3: Social Epidemiology to Combat Unjust Residential Evictions (SECURE): Black mothers, families, and communities

with Dr. Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, Founder, Director, and Principal Investigator of the Social Epidemiology to Eliminate Disparities (SEED) Lab

Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT

Dr. Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, Principal Investigator of the SECURE Study, joins us to discuss her team’s scholar-activism on the connections between racism- and sexism-induced inequities in residential evictions and adverse birth and maternal outcomes, and how her participatory approach to research is unapologetically mobilizing community power, wisdom, and radical truth-telling of Black women, families, and communities

Dr. Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson

Founder, Director, and Principal Investigator of the Social Epidemiology to Eliminate Disparities (SEED) Lab

Dr. Sealy-Jefferson is a social epidemiologist whose primary research seeks action to combat manifestations of structural racism that limit the human rights of Black families and communities. Dr. Sealy-Jefferson is the Founder, Director, and Principal Investigator of the Social Epidemiology to Eliminate Disparities (SEED) Lab. The mission of the SEED Lab is to conduct high-quality epidemiologic research to find solutions to the disproportionate burden of infant mortality among Black women. Specifically, Dr. Sealy-Jefferson’s scholar-activism draws from the Reproductive Justice Framework and seeks to: (1) empirically document associations between systems of oppression and preterm birth (which is the leading cause of infant death), (2) explicate the intervening biologic, social, and psychosocial mechanisms, as well as (3) identify effect modifiers of these associations among Black women. The goal of her scholarship is to inform future intervention studies, policy change, and social activism.

To this end, Dr. Sealy-Jefferson is the Principal Investigator of the Social Epidemiology to Combat Unjust Residential Evictions (SECURE) Study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In partnership with a Community Advisory Board of Black women leaders, the SECURE study will document, for the first time, the magnitude and severity of court-ordered and illegal residential evictions, as well as their impact on the health of Black families in Metro-Detroit, MI. This mixed-methodology multi-level participatory action research study will prioritize community power and agency, and center the voices, experiences, and ways of knowing of Black women. The SECURE study is unapologetically, FOR US, BY US, and our work is grounded in HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT and BLACK LIVES MATTER.”

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May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Cost: $FREE