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Elix Hosts: An Intersectional Discussion on Reproductive Justice in America

Jul 14 | Tue |

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Elix, a woman’s health brand rooted in the ancient power of Traditional Chinese Medicine, will host a virtual conversation exploring the history of women’s reproductive health care, the pivotal role that Black bodies have played in modern gynecology, as well as the massive care gap that persists today.

Acclaimed historian and professor Deirdre Cooper Owens (author of Medical Bonage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology), Linda Goler Blount, President & CEO of Black Women’s Health Imperative, and Bea Dixon, Founder of The Honey Pot, will join Elix founder and CEO Lulu Ge on Tuesday, July 14 from 5:00pm - 5:45pm EST.

This intersectional conversation will explore nuanced questions, like: Would modern gynecology have developed as it did without the largely uncredited contributions of Black women? Who constructed the gynecological system in the United States, and what were their goals? What institutional systems persist that result in Black women being underserved when it comes to child birth, pelvic pain, fibroids, and endometriosis? What are the actionable steps real women can take to demand change?

The goal is to open a rich dialogue about reproductive health and empower listeners to develop a deeper understanding of systemic racism within the women’s health care system. Please find further information below:

Guests will receive a private Zoom link the day before the event (Monday, July 13), along with instructions for joining the “room,” how to participate in the Q&A, and more!

100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Black Women’s Health Imperative.

Venue: Virtual

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