COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our medical system. We know that maternal mortality and morbidity disproportionately affects black women and during this time, with rapidly changing policies and lack of support, we know that there are gaps that will leave black mothers exposed and can potentially exacerbate their health risk. In this informative webinar with Joia Crear-Perry, MD, Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, we will explore the health disparities that black women face, unpack the policy gaps and we will frame what birth equity really means. We will look at the structural obstacles and the work being done to challenge the system and make it safe for all of us. We want to move away from fear and step into self-determination. We want people to feel empowered to take action and advocate for themselves and take steps toward a more equitable future.