Since the first week of the summer semester, a group of MCNY alumni and students has met weekly to share stories, perspectives, research on the Black maternal health crisis. These Peer Leaders have been working hard to learn about what is driving inequitable pregnancy and infant health outcomes for Black and Brown communities and what –and who– is making a difference. One central source of passionate discussion has been the white paper Equitable Pregnancy Outcomes for Black and Brown New Yorkers from the Office of the NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

Peer Leaders will share their work this summer through two library virtual roundtables that will engage the MCNY community and activists, practioners, and scholars in conversation on reproductive justice and the social determinants of Black maternal health.

Come meet the Peer Leaders and their distinguished guests this Monday, June 27th, 5-6:15 at “Black Midwives & Doulas Take on the Black Maternal Health Crisis.” Write to for the registration link.

And save the date for the second Black Maternal Health Initiative virtual roundtable on Monday July, 25th, 5-6:15!