On September 22, 2023, the Center for Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice and DEAR Council screened Birthing Justice, a documentary released in 2023 by PBS. Birthing Justice is a powerful film that addresses the shocking disparities of maternal mortality, the historical background of racism in the medical field, and the current state of these inequities. It showed countless wrenching stories from black mothers and how healthcare workers at Community of Hope (D.C.), Jamma Birth Village, and Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital are combatting the effects of systemic racism on birth. The film wrapped up with a call-to-action and an explanation of the Momnibus Act making its way through congress with the hope to improve the maternal mortality crisis faced by black mothers in the United States.

After the film, co-chair of DEAR Council and Professor of Black Maternal Health at Tufts, Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukhaga moderated a panel consisting of Dr. JoAnna Rorie and Candice Privott. Dr. Rorie is certified nurse-midwife and educator with decades of experience in obstetrics, gynecology, community health, and research relating to black maternal health outcomes. Candice Privott is a maternal health advocate. Together, the panel shared their own stories and answered questions on the importance of rest, representation, and connection in this emotionally tolling work.