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  • Power Forward: Annual Reproductive Justice Conference

    Monday, August 20, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    California Endowment Center

    Black Women For Wellness Annual Power Forward: Reproductive Justice Conference
    August 20, 2018, from 8:00am to 6:00pm, at the California Endowment.

    Conference Summary
    Each year Black Women for Wellness (BWW) hosts an annual conference to provide a space for Black and African American women to have open conversations and dialogue surrounding reproductive justice, which is simply the right to live the life that we choose, with well-being in all areas of our lives and the ability to define that for ourselves. Attendees leave empowered and better equipped to educate and mobilize their communities on important issues connected to our health and well-being.

    Our focus this year will include:
    Health Status Check
    These workshops will address the current reproductive health status of Black women & girls and offer insight into which levers (Power) need to be pushed and pulled to create interpersonal, structural, and institutional change.
    Healthy Policy Actions
    These workshops will provide skills and strategic actions to infiltrate and impact systems of oppression that affect our health and well-being. Federal laws are changing rapidly, and these changes are impacting state laws and local resource distribution.
    Youth Track
    These workshops will focused on providing teenagers and young adults (ages 14-22) the skills to build Power within their communities and schools.
    Power Talks
    During these workshops we are asking each speaker to share their work and how it impacts reproductive justice and/or the reproductive health status of women & girls.

  • The South LA Youth Prevention and Empowerment Program

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    in Los Angeles, CA

    Download the flyer here.

  • Addressing the Mental Health Impact of Injury, Violence and Trauma on Women and Girls of Color

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 08:30 AM
    The California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA

    Join us for a half-day workshop focused on discussing actions that can be taken to address the impact of injury, violence and trauma on mental health and wellbeing among women and girls of color.

    Featuring "The Reunion" - a short film about friendship, peer pressure and sexual assault. 

    This workshop is intended for public health professionals, mental health professionals, educators/school teachers, maternal and child health advocates, family and youth service providers, housing professionals, injury prevention professionals/organizations, law enforcement, students (undergraduate and graduate), prevention specialists, alcohol/substance use prevention professionals, park and recreation personnel (e.g. Parks after Dark and Saturday Night Lights), and domestic/family/intimate partner violence professionals.

    RSVP here. 

    Key Learning Objectives...

    After participating in this workshop, attendees will be able to:

    1. Discuss the status of mental health and wellbeing in communities of color
    2. Define/describe key concepts like ACE’s, Community-ACE’s, TIA, Restorative Justice, etc...
    3. Describe how injury, violence and trauma impact mental health and wellbeing in  communities of color
    4. Identify/prioritize opportunities to elevate mental health and wellbeing in communities of color

    Disclaimer:  By participating in this event you are granting permission for your voice, image and likeness to be filmed, recorded, photographed, edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed by Community Intelligence.   If you do not wish to recorded, photographed or filmed, please inform Community intelligence staff on the day of or prior to the workshop.  Thank you.


    • Dr. Randal Henry, Founder/CEO, Community Intelligence; Board Member, Echo Parenting and Education; Project Director, Making Connections for Mental Health and Wellbeing Project
    • Special Guest/Mental Health Professional - To be announced


    A sandwich bar will be open during the lunch break and iced tea will be available.


    Early Bird - $45.

    Regular Entry - $55.

    Student/Low Income - $25

    RSVP Today. 

  • AMAAD: Labor Day Weekend Luau Picnic

    Saturday, September 01, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Ladera Park in Windsor Hills, CA

    The AMAAD INSTITUTE is Hosting a Luau Picnic to Raise Awareness on Recovery, Mental and Substance Use Disorders and the Support Services that are provided in South Los Angeles
    Mental and substance use disorders and the societal benefits of recovery for South Los Angeles must be addressed immediately.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), which is within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes September  as National Recovery Month. To promote a local observance, the AMAAD Institute is planning and leading  an event that will feature  individuals and organizations that provide peer-based  support to black and brown LGBTQ people in recovery and draw attention to critical prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. This event on recovery is intended to promote awareness on mental and substance use disorders, and recovery support programs that are offered to AMAAD’s priority population in South Los Angeles.
  • STD Clinic Update: Syphilis in Women and Congenital Syphilis

    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC

    Please join Essential Access Health and expert speaker Monica Munoz, RN, MPH (Manager- Clinical Guidance & Nursing Unit, LADPH) for an update on syphilis in women, in pregnancy, and congenital syphilis. This one hour training will include a presentation of current epidemiology of syphilis and congenital syphilis; a discussion of syphilis symptoms, staging and treatment, as well as how syphilis can present differently in pregnant and non-pregnant women; and discussion of approaches to address syphilis in women and congenital syphilis in District 2/South Los Angeles.

    View the flyer here

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