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Day One will engage women, girls, and allies from across the country through inspiring mainstage sessions, issue-breakouts, opportunities to connect with leading fellow changemakers, and an interactive center with organizations and women-owned businesses. You’ll choose 2 breakouts on Saturday: 1 from Session A and 1 from Session B. When you’re not in your breakouts, you’ll be able to take a break for lunch and explore The Center, where over 150 organizations and businesses are hosting activations!

On Day Two, attendees will fan out across Los Angeles to attend skills-based trainings or Community Teach-In’s hosted by a range of organizations that are making change on gender equity in Los Angeles. Please keep an eye out for an email from your Day Two Host with location instructions.

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Saturday, May 5 • 3:05pm - 4:00pm
Our Bodies, Our Identities: What's Standing Between Women and Quality Health Care? FILLING
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When tennis star Serena Williams gave birth last September, she had to talk doctors through saving her life. Her story spotlighted an alarming statistic: that in the U.S., Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes than white women. Facts like these underscore the reality that *how* we experience healthcare is directly related to *who* we are -- our race, our immigration status, our ability, our gender identity, our sexual orientation, how much money we make, where we live, and more -- and that in some cases, discrimination and lack of access are costing women our lives. This panel of experts will consider what barriers stand between women and quality health care and what we’re doing to dismantle them.

avatar for Dr. Barbara Ferrer

Dr. Barbara Ferrer

Director of Public Health, Los Angeles County
avatar for Melissa Hanna

Melissa Hanna

Co-founder and CEO, Mahmee
avatar for Dawn Laguens

Dawn Laguens

Executive Vice President & Chief Brand and Experience Office, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
avatar for Almas Sayeed

Almas Sayeed

Organizer and Lawyer

Saturday May 5, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm PDT
Expo Hall Mezzanine A