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Culture & Justice Quorum Events

Culture & Justice Quorum

The UC San Diego CJQ meets quarterly. Join us in person or virtual for our next meeting: July 2024.

Birth Community Engagement & Symposia

Opioid Use During Pregnancy and Lactation: Clinical Care at UCSD and Community Pathways is on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024 from 10:30AM to 12:30PM | Virtual Event

Birth Community Engagement & Symposia UCSD OBGYN


Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego

Saturday, May 18, 10AM to 5PM, Mira Mesa Community Park 
We will be featuring cultural, traditional, and contemporary acts. There will be plenty for everyone at this family-friendly, fun, and FREE event. The Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego is the LARGEST celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in San Diego and features two stages of cultural and traditional performances from a dozen countries and cultures, including Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Myanmar, Indonesia, Hawaii, Cambodia, Thailand, Taiwan, Polynesia, and more!

A Conversation for Action

Safer Births is hosting "A Conversation for Action" on Friday, April 19th at 10AM Eastern with Dr. Mandy Cohen, Director of the CDC, and discussion led by Drs. Audra Meadows, Danielle Wright-Terrell, and Dr. Lucinda Canty.  Visit Safer Births Now to explore the free Maternal Health Fair.

Black Maternal Health Week Dr. Meadows, Dr. Cohen

Birth Community Engagement & Symposia

Black Maternal Health Week Living Library and Reception is on Thursday, April 11th from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. The living library and reception will feature programs and efforts across UC San Diego Health and the community that address Black Maternal Health. Invitees will share their strategies and solutions to achieve equity. Register here:

Black Maternal Health Birth Community Engagement

Black Maternal Health Week Donation Drive

Black Maternal Health Week donation drive is from Thursday April 11th - April 17th. Please bring items to the bin in the Black Resource Center. All items will be donated to the UC San Diego Health Obstetric Refugee/Asylum Seeker Care Navigator Program to help support equity in obstetric care.

Black Maternal Health Week Donation Drive

Options & Opinions: Informed Labor & Birth

Join Renée Byfield, MS, MD, FNP, C-EFM, Audra Meadows, MD, MPH, FACOG, and Melissa Nelson, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC on Friday, April 12th, at 7PM Eastern for an empowering session designed to give expectant parents clear insights  into childbirth and the healthcare professionals involved. Visit Safer Births Now to explore the free Maternal Health Fair.


Pride: Celebrate the UC San Diego LGBTQIA+ Community

The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center 2024 Out and Proud series takes place April 12-26, 2024. This series features programming that focuses on the theme "Out of the Closet into the Future," bringing awareness to LGBTQIA+ issues, providing an opportunity for visibility and reflections, and celebrating the many different intersecting identities that make up our community.

Pride: Celebrate the UC San Diego LGBTQIA+ Community


Arab American Association (AAA) is celebrating Arab American Heritage Month on Thursday, April 18th at Price Center East Ballroom from 5:00PM to 7:00PM with catering from Tahini.  Contact for event registration (required) and to connect with AAA.

Arab American Heritage Month at UCSD


Visit to discover Black History Month events at UCSD and at UC San Diego Health.

UCSD Black History Month Event
UCSD Black History Month Events


Join us at Tubman Chavez Conference Center on January 27th, 2024 from 1pm - 5pm for an Engagement & Symposia Series Beyond Birth: Postpartum Wellness. Please register using the QR code below. Beyond Birth Flyer

Beyond Birth UCSD Community Symposia

Join us at Moores Cancer Center on October 4th, 2023 from 11am - 2pm for an Engagement & Symposia Series Celebrating Midwifery Week. Please register using the QR code below. Midwifery Week Flyer

UCSD Midwifery Week

MLK RECEPTION hosted by the Department of OBGYN & RS Culture and Justice Quorum

Join us at East Campus Office Building (ECOB) 1-001, 9444 Medical Center Drive, 1st Floor, on January 10th, 2024 from 4pm - 5pm for a reception to Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Attend in person or virtual. ZOOM LINK

MLK Reception in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hosted by OBGYN & RS

California Breastfeeding Coalition

Annual 2023 San Diego Black Breastfeeding Week Celebration Hosted by Black Infant Health, San Diego Healthy Start, and WIC

Get Involved

San Diego Black Breastfeeding Week

Black Birth Equity Summit


In celebration of Black Maternal Health Week April 11-17th, UCSD SOM CJQ, SNMA, and LMSA hosted a screening of acclaimed film Aftershock followed by an expert panel discussion moderated by Dr. Audra Meadows, Vice Chair, on the U.S. Maternal Health Crisis. Panelists included Dr. Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Department Chair, Nikki Helms, Licensed Midwife and Founder of the San Diego Community Birth Center, Dr. Shani Cooper, Doula and Founder of Root & Soul: Integrative Health, Dr. Toluwalasé (Lasé) A. Ajayi, Pediatrician and Principal Investigator of PowerMom, Jessica Wade, Maternal & Infant Health Initiatives from March of Dimes, San Diego County, and Dr. Akilah Weber, Assembly Member, District 79. Photos from the event: