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Revisit #HerDreamDeferred panel on medical bias, misogynoir, and Black women’s health:
Resource for AI ethics curriculum for middle schoolers:… #AIEthics #HerDreamDeferred
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All-star panel for #HerDreamDeferred's panel on @CodedBias and the dangers of bias in AI.

We'll be tweeting some quotes and more below ⬇️

@CodedBias Wait, there's only been one Black person EVER in the Stanford computer science PhD program?

#HerDreamDeferred @timnitGebru
"The neutralizing and cloaking of power & hierarchy is a familiar story, yet for a variety of reasons we will discuss, the dangers of its embedding in new, unregulated technologies presents a threat of rolling back hard fought gains." - @sandylocks #HerDreamDeferred
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"Engendering the Politics of the Black Athlete."

Follow along for quotes, commentary and resources ⬇️ #HerDreamDeferred
.@sandylocks begins by remembering Black women athletes "who we may never see pictured with their fists held high on the Olympic podiums, but who nevertheless risked death threats, bodily harm, & loss of income by choosing to speak out against the challenges facing Black people."
.@Layshiac plays for the @nyliberty, is a member of the WNBA’s Social Justice Council, and was the first VP of the Players Association. They have been a leading advocate for LGBTQ+ athletes, and led initiatives to support the #SayHerName Campaign. #HerDreamDeferred
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We’ll be live tweeting quotes and commentary from tonight’s #HerDreamDeferred conversation on misogynoir and Black women’s health.

W/ @sandylocks, @doccrearperry, @RJEpiOBWarrior, @hhdoctoralisha, and Dr. Gail Wyatt, co-hosted by @BirthEquity.

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AAPF Executive Director Kimberlé Crenshaw introducing this week:

“AAPF has convened #HerDreamDeferred to amplify the voices and stories of Black women and girls, and to disrupt dominant and stereotypical narratives around Black women and our wellbeing.”
“Black women's experiences throughout the healthcare system reveal multiple sites of intersectional vulnerability. These sites tell us that absent urgent treatment, they will continue to leave Black women with disparate & negative health outcomes.” - @sandylocks #HerDreamDeferred
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A class action lawsuit was filed in 2017 against Walmart by former employees including Otisha Woolbright who faced pregnancy discrimination in Illinois & Florida & claimed Walmart failed to provide thousands of pregnant workers on-the-job accommodations. (1/3) #HerDreamDeferred
Her requests asking that she be excused from lifting heavy trays of chicken was rejected by her supervisor who told her that she had seen a pregnant Demi Moore do a somersault on television. (2/3) #HerDreamDeferred
It was only after Woolbright rushed to the hospital after lifting 35 lbs tray of rotisserie chickens that Walmart allowed her sedentary work but unfortunately she was terminated for asking about maternity leave. (3/3)
#HerDreamDeferred @IWPResearch @Policies4Action #PaidLeave
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Last August, Aretha Franklin’s Black feminist legacy was disgracefully memorialized at her own funeral. Led by Rev Jasper Williams Jr., the so-called celebration of the Queen of Soul turned its back on Black women, #BlackLivesMatter, and single mothers. (1/5)
Thus, despite serving as a beacon for Black women over the course of her multi-decade career, Aretha was effectively denied the chance to be toasted, memorialized, and paid homage on Black women’s terms. This, unfortunately, is not an uncommon tale. (2/5)
Indicative of the often overlooked social location of Black women, over the past decade over $100 million has been invested in initiatives exclusively targeting Black and brown boys. During this same period, less than $1 million was targeted to Black and brown girls. (3/5)
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