the 2024 Black maternal health walk AND block party
Let's walk for Black Maternal Health!

The Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Inc. (BMMA), City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Constituent Services (OCS), and 4Kira4Moms are excited to co-present the 2024 “Black Maternal Health Walk & Block Party” on Saturday, April 13th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Taking place at Selena S. Butler Park and the M.L. King Jr. Recreation and Aquatics Center, the "Black Maternal Health Walk & Block Party" promises a dynamic fusion of fun and engaging activities, food, live entertainment, vendors and more, ensuring an enriching experience for the entire family.

Each year the annual Walk coincides with Black Maternal Health Week (#BMHW24), the week-long national campaign launched by BMMA in 2018 to amplify solutions to improve Black Maternal Health in the United States. In 2023, the City of Atlanta and 4Kira4Moms commemorated BMHW by hosting the inaugural "Black Maternal Health Block Party." Now we are all excited to join hands in putting on this pivotal, community-focused event.

The "Black Maternal Health Walk & Block Party" is free and open to all! Secure your spot by registering below. Please follow more detailed instructions below.
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registration is required:
EVERY attendee aged 2 and older must register. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration will be available on-site until capacity has been reached.
Unregistered people will not be permitted into the event area.
Covid-19 protocols:
Wearing a mask, hand washing, and social distancing is encouraged. Attendees will have access to restrooms located in the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center, adjacent to the park. BMMA and 4Kira4Moms will wipe communal surfaces and provide hand sanitizer to attendees.
Rain or Shine:
This event IS rain or shine. We will have tents onsite but please bring a poncho or umbrella if the forecast calls for rain. In the event of rain, the Block Party will be moved inside the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center, adjacent to the park. The Black Maternal Health Walk will take place as originally planned.
Extremely limited free street parking is available near the park. Our event space is easily accessed via MARTA at the Martin Luther King Jr./ Memorial Train Station. We highly encourage public transportation, rideshare, and carpooling.

Here is a link to plan your trip on MARTA: 

Items to bring:
You are welcome to bring items such as lawn chairs, strollers, yoga mats, towels, sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses. Water will be provided on-site, but you may bring your own personal water bottle as well.
Prohibited Items
Please refrain from bringing the following: pets, glass containers, weapons, tents, grills, and alcoholic beverages. Please note that service animals are permitted.  

For more information please visit: City of Atlanta rules for outdoor Festivals

Members of the Press interested in covering the Black Maternal Health Walk & Block Party must first contact BMMA at [email protected] for coverage approval and credentials.

Location and Transportation
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center

Entrance will be on Hilliard street

Selena S. Butler Park
98 William Holmes Borders Senior Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Our outdoor event space will be at Selena S. Butler Park. Pedestrians are asked to enter at our main entrance on Hilliard Street.

The Black Maternal Health Walk and Block Party is easily accessed via MARTA at the Martin Luther King Jr./ Memorial Train Station.

Due to extremely limited free street parking, we encourage attendees to use public transportation, carpooling, or ride share options. For the most up to date public transportation information, please visit:

Accessibility: The walk route is 2.1 miles. It is paved and accessible to those in wheelchairs. There is a ramp to access the street level/walk start. The main event space is a large, flat, grassy area.
Thank you to our sponsors
EVERY attendee aged 2 and older must be registered.
Registration will close once capacity has been reached.
Unregistered people will not be permitted into the event area.

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