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Rooted in Enslavement:
How American Medicine Was Built on the Oppression, Experimentation and Commodification of the Black Body

Part 1 of a 3-part Series called Kente Collaboratories on the past, present and future of Blackness in American medicine and healthcare


Thursday, February 13, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

UCSF Mission Hall
550 16th St., San Francisco, CA
Room 1407

*Scroll down for more resources on the history of medicine and anti-blackness

Funding Opportunities

  • RAP Grants
    | Up to $150,000 over two years | Deadline: March 2nd |
    We are seeking innovative research proposals focusing on reducing preterm birth rates, addressing racial disparities, and/or improving birth outcomes for preterm babies. We are especially interested in topics prioritized by our communities in San Francisco, Oakland, and Fresno. 
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  • Transdisciplinary Discussion Series Fund
    | $1,200 funding and full staff support | Deadline: Rolling |
    Each month, UCSF PTBi brings together a wide range of investigators, public health officers, providers, trainees, and community members to have a lively, multi-faceted discussion, called Collaboratories, about a specific topic related to preterm birth. The Transdisciplinary Discussion Series Fund provides $1,200 and full staff support to support the development of the event around a topic touching premature birth of their choice.
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News and Updates

Digital Prenatal Insomnia Treatment Found to be Twice as Effective as Standard Care
25 Community Doulas Trained
Working in partnership with communities
New Book Features PTBi, Explores Role of Racism
How Black Doctors Shaped California's History
Black Pregnant Women in Poor Neighborhoods 4x More Likely to Experience Interpersonal Racism

Upcoming Events

  • Black Joy Parade
    |  Feb 23, 12:30 PM | 14th and Alice St, Oakland | 
    Celebrate Black History Month and say hi to PTBi staffers who will be tabling at this parade and festival to celebrate black joy.

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  • Black Homecoming 
    | Feb 28, 6:00pm - 9:00pm | 4800 3rd St, San Francisco | 
    Expecting Justice and PTBi will host a space for Black artists and performers to celebrate the history of Blackness, Black excellence, and Black contributions to San Francisco. The features include spoken word, poetry, drumline, dance, singers, DJs, music and art in every form who have their roots in San Francisco..
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  • San Francisco Reproductive Justice Summit
    | April 24 - 25 | 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco | 
    Join us at a summit to combat racism, specifically anti-black racism, and create an anti-racist culture in reproductive health care services for all people in San Francisco with true health equity.

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Resources on the History of Medicine and Anti-Blackness

The US medical system is still haunted by slavery


The Problem with Race Based Medicine


American medicine was built on the backs of slaves. And it still affects how doctors treat patients today.

Washington Post

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