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The War on Black Birthing Bodies: A Conversation About the Historical and Present Harms of Black Women in the Field of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Thursday, April 18 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Hillman Hall, 60
6387 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA

A conversation about historical and present harm of Black women in the field of obstetrics and gynecology

Skanes attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where she received her bachelor’s degree in African and African American Studies. She then earned her medical degree at Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Born and raised in Birmingham, Skanes is dedicated to uplifting her community and is a supporter of Black Lives, birth rights, and a believer of womxn everywhere. 

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The Department of African & African American Studies is honored to present AFAS alumna Dr. Heather Skanes. Dr. Skanes will be delivering a talk entitled "The War on Black Birthing Bodies: A Conversation About the Historical and Present Harms of Black Women in the Field of Obstetrics and Gynecology." 4.18.24 4:30 - 6:30 pm Hillman 60
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