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April 14th, 4:30-6:00 PM EST


Title: Centering the Privacy Rights of Pregnant People During COVID-19


Khiara Bridges - Law Professor UC Berkley 


Khiara M. Bridges is a professor of law at UC Berkeley School of Law. She has written many articles concerning, race, class, reproductive rights, and the intersection of the three. Her scholarship has appeared or will soon appear in the Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the California Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, among others. She is also the author of three books: Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization (2011), The Poverty of Privacy Rights (2017), and Critical Race Theory: A Primer (2019). She is a coeditor of a reproductive justice book series that is published under the imprint of the University of California Press.

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April 15th, 4:30-6:00 pm EST  

TITLE:  We've Been Here Before: Racism and the History of Reproductive Medicine


Deidre Cooper Owens


Deirdre Cooper Owens is the Linda and Charles Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and Director of the Humanities in Medicine program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is an Organization of American Historians’ (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer and has won a number of prestigious honors that range from the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies to serving as an American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow in Washington, D.C. Cooper Owens earned her Ph.D. from UCLA in History and wrote an award-winning dissertation while there.  A popular public speaker, she has published articles, essays, book chapters, and think pieces on a number of issues that concern African American experiences.

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April 17th, 10:30am-12:00pm EST


Title: COVID Responses for Child Welfare: Resisting Surveillance


Erin Miles Cloud


Erin Miles Cloud, founding co-director of Movement for Family Power, is a dedicated advocate for families who are policed by the Foster System.   She has represented over 400 parents in child protective proceedings and supervised many more at the Bronx Defenders.

Miriam Mack


Miriam Mack received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. Prior to joining The Bronx Defenders, Miriam was a legal fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, focusing on issues of racial and reproductive justice.  Thereafter, she clerked for the Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr., in the Northern District of Ohio, and then the Honorable Justice Geraldine S. Hines of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. During law school, Miriam participated in the Criminal Clinic, representing indigent juvenile and adult clients charged with crimes in the Boston Municipal Court, and interned at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where she represented indigent clients in housing matters.  Miriam holds a B.A. in History from Columbia


Tiffany McFadden


Tiffany McFadden is currently the project director for the City Univerity of New York (CUNY) and Department of Social Services (DSS) Anti Bias Trauma Informed Initiative. She holds a Masters in Social Work from the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work. Her involvement with across the stratosphere of the social work sector, as well as, her aim to improve the outcomes for communities and families, is deeply personal as the following reflection indicates: