Small Steps, Big Impact Episode 19 – Re-Imagining the Life of Equity Through a Black Feminist Lens
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Our guest is Jasmine Getrouw-Moore. Our conversation today focuses on re-imagining the life of equity through a black feminist lens.
Hosted by: Nodia Mena
Music, The Garifuna Collective, Weyu Larigi Weyu
Quote from the Episode
Africana feminist epistemology is a way of knowing and understanding that we can create self-determining spaces, knowledges for ourselves. We do not have to lean on what the corporatized university system or organization that holds on to an EDI value set in name but does not do so in practice. We can live beyond the limitations of those words and inactions and do for ourselves and create for ourselves.
About our Guest
Jasmine Getrouw-Moore is a professional equity leader, consultant, and academic scholar, pursuing a Ph.D. in the Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jasmine’s professional background examines the implications of structural inequity on minoritized people. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor of science in Public Health with a concentration in community health education. Jasmine leverages structural racism as an analytic method for interpreting systemic inequities within the social determinants of health model. The social determinants of health (SDOH) “are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work and play, worship and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes (CDC, 2021). Furthermore, Jasmine is the co-founder and Executive Director for RJ Squared, LLC- a reproductive justice technical assistance consulting firm that centers on the Reproductive Justice (RJ) Framework outlined by Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. RJ is the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. There, she applies an aptly situated intersectional, root-cause analysis of structural inequities manifest in macro and micro-level institutions. Jasmine’s academic research focuses on two critical sites of shaping within the sociopolitical context: health and education. She is concerned with the long-term implications of structural oppression (inequities) on Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color life course (birth to death). Jasmine brings herself, her ancestors, and her community into her scholar-activism. As such, she employs a critical reflexivity practice, acting as both subject and object while sharpening her scholar-activist lens.
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