Miriam Zoila Pérez:
How racism harms pregnant women — and what can help

TEDWomen 2016 · 12:25 · Filmed Oct 2016
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Racism is making people sick — especially black women and babies, says Miriam Zoila Pérez. The doula turned journalist explores the relationship between race, class and illness and tells us about a radically compassionate prenatal care program that can buffer pregnant women from the stress that people of color face every day.

Writer, activist
Miriam Zoila Pérez investigates how race and gender affect health — and the people who create spaces for healing. Full bio
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