Join us for the third interview in the week of Black Community Health, a week long series of events where experts from each field will discuss their work, community initiatives they have taken on or witnessed, disparities they encounter in their sectors, changes they hope to see in community health, and their vision of the future Black community health.
In this event, Annick Maugile Flavien will interview Ariane Métellus about her experience as a doula working in homes and healthcare institutions, and a community advocate.
How can you participate? Attend in person (note, we can accommodate up to 30 audience members comfortably in the space) or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.
Ariane K. Métellus is a social entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, birth and perinatal worker. Ariane K is passionate about perinatal, sexual and reproductive health, more specifically obstetrical and gynaecological violence and systemic racism in Quebec’s health care system. She is the Regional Recruitment Coordinator for the province of Quebec and sits on the steering council committee of The RESPCCT Study (Research Examining Stories of Pregnancy and Childbearing in Canada Today) at UBC's Birth Place Lab, on Breast Cancer Action Quebec’s board and on the steering committee of La CORPS féministe.
Her background has led her to examine the importance we give to the experience of marginalized women, particularly black and racialized women in Quebec's health care system, specifically concerning sexual and reproductive health and during the perinatal period.
Through her work, she hopes to raise awareness, inform and support these women, assert their rights to all those who work closely or remotely with them, and participate in the recognition of the various issues that concern them by institutions and the various communities affected by these realities.