It Starts with Mom CA Birth Equity Panel - Dec

Moms For Change Town Hall

The Fight for Birth Equity

Thursday, December 17, 2020  |  12 p.m. — 1 p.m. PST
March of Dimes Facebook Live

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Meet The Speakers

The US is among the most dangerous developed nations in which to give birth. In fact, Black women are 3x more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes. Change is necessary, but we can’t do it alone.

Join our panel of top health experts, corporate leaders and advocates for a powerful discussion on the role structural racism plays in the lives of black woman. Learn steps and actions we can ALL take to become allies for change. Gain valuable insights from experts in each field and receive actionable tools that you can use within your company and community to support black women in their home, health and career journey.


Dr. Natali Aziz

Clinical Assistant Professor
OB/GYN -Maternal Fetal Medicine, Stanford Children’s Health

Tatyana Ali

Actress, Mom and Advocate

Nourbese Flint

Policy Director, Black Women for Wellness

Dr. Melissa Franklin, Ed.D.

Pritzker Fellow
CEO, Growth Mindset Communications

Moderated by:
Sherenne Simon

Senior Director, Health Equity, March of Dimes

It Starts with Mom 

It Starts with Mom is a national movement to honor moms, hightlight the current maternal health crisis, and spotlight our commitment to fighting for healthy moms. 

The reality is motherhood is hardFrom pre-term to postpartum. To infants and toddlers. To big kids and pre-teens.
We are utilizing our platform to bring together your community’s thought leaders and equip moms to become the best advocates in dealing with some of today’s biggest challenges – in her home, at her workplace, and during her doctor’s visits.

As a champion for moms during every stage of motherhood, March of Dimes stands as the backbone that so many women in the U.S. need, including today’s Millennial and Gen Z moms.




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