City of Columbia hosting first “Mom’s Market”: Health Fair for Moms, Families and Babies as part of Black Maternal Health Week

March 28, 2024

Who: Councilwoman Aditi Bussells

Speakers: DajaStar, Yadri Goodwin and Kim Smith

Moderator: Rho Sims, Founder of the Black Mental Health Collective

Panelists: Latoya Lindsey, JaMel Morant, Dequena Niles, Tanya Ambrose, Kyra Ledwell and Karen Nolen

Partners in mental health, loss support, community birthing and nutrition will also be in attendance.

What: In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, the City of Columbia is hosting its first “Mom’s Market”: Health Fair for Moms, Families and Babies to bring awareness to the disproportionate burden of maternal mortality among black women, specifically in South Carolina. Vendors will be providing information and resources to support moms, families and babies through prenatal planning, pregnancy and postpartum periods. Vendors will range from mental health organizations, loss support groups, community birthing advocates and nutrition specialists. Experts in maternal health rights will be in attendance.

When: Saturday, April 6 from 11am – 3pm

Where: Drew R. Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way

To register for the health fair, click here: Register

To learn more about all Black Maternal Health Week events, visit this link: Columbia Black Maternal Health Week (