Black Maternal health Week and
the 2023 Black maternal health walk
Founded by Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Inc. (BMMA), Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) intentionally coincides with National Minority Health Month and the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. Each year, from April 11th through April 17th, BMMA leads the charge during Black Maternal Health Week to:

  • Deepen the national conversation about Black Maternal Health in the US;
  • Amplify community-driven policy, research, and care solutions;
  • Center the voices of Black Mamas, families, and stakeholders;
  • Provide a national platform for Black-led entities and efforts on maternal health, Birth and Reproductive justice; and
  • Enhance community organizing on Black Maternal Health.

The Black Maternal Health Walk is organized by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Inc. (BMMA) in partnership with SisterSong, Inc. and the Atlanta Doula Collective (ADC). The Walk takes place during BMMA's national Black Maternal Health Week (#BMHW23) Campaign. This year's Black Maternal Health Walk will include a combination of wellness and movement activities, health education, music, games, and more!

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Pre-registration is required:
EVERY attendee aged 2 and older must pre-register.
NO onsite registration available.
Unregistered people will not be permitted into the event area.

Registration will close once capacity has been reached.
Covid-19 protocols:
Wearing a mask, hand washing, and social distancing is encouraged. BMMA and SisterSong will wipe communal surfaces and provide a handwashing station as well as 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.
Limited free parking is available within the park. Our event space is most easily accessed by using ENTRANCE 2.
There is a parking lot at entrance 1 as well.
Items to bring:
You are welcome to bring items such as strollers, yoga mats, towels, sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.
There will be water on hand but you may bring your own personal water bottle as well.
Prohibited Items
Please refrain from bringing: pets, glass containers, weapons, tents, grills, and alcoholic beverages.
For more information please visit:
City of Atlanta rules for outdoor Festivals

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

Location and Transportation
Westside Park
Entrance 2
1600 Johnson Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 
Our event space will be near the Playground Pavilion at Westside Park. It is more easily accessed by using ENTRANCE 2 at the Whalebone Structure.

The walk route is 1.2 miles. It is paved and accessible to those in wheelchairs. There are no steps but there is one section with a slight to moderate incline. The main event space is a large, flat, grassy area.

We encourage attendees to use ride share, carpool, or public transportation options. For the most up to date public transportation information, please visit:

Thank you to our Sponsor
EVERY attendee aged 2 and older must pre-register. 
Registration will close once capacity has been reached.
NO onsite registration available.
Unregistered people will not be permitted into the event area.

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