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ANNUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CONFERENCE

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

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Black Women for Wellness is excited to announce that registration for our annual reproductive justice conference is open. This year's conference - Speaking Truth to Power - will highlight the many issues impacting black women and girls lives, while inviting key stakeholders, elected officials and leaders in the community to share how do we indeed show that black women and girls matter. As always Black Women for Wellness will have interactive, informative workshops and a networking happy hour to end the day.

This year's topics include:
1) Update on Black women, health and the prison system, 2) Information on toxic chemicals including BWW release of our six year study about Black hair care, 3) Black women and our vote, how to maximize electoral power, 4) How to use social media as an organizing tool, 6) What women over 50 need to know about sex, 7) Black women media, hip hop and motherhood, 8) State Violence and Trauma, 9) What you really need to know and do before running for office , 10) Human trafficking and it's impact on Black women, 11) Homie, Lovers and Friends - Safe sex in the new dating age.

. . . and more, including a networking happy hour, social justice art and conversations with stakeholders.

October 1, 2015 8:30 am – 5 pm
@ The California Endowment Center
1000 N. Alameda Los Angeles, CA 90017

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KITCHEN DIVAS

URBAN CHEF ACADEMY

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Urban Chefs Academy creates youth leaders and advocates who will positively impact the health of our families and communities. Learn about healthy recipes, food preparation, nutrition and healthy eating choices.

We are visiting beauty salons in Inglewood and South Los Angeles to survey workers on their occupational exposures and health concerns. Hair stylists regularly handle products that contain toxic chemicals that over time can have damaging effects. For example, our research has uncovered that high rates of miscarriages and uterine fibroids in salon workers could be linked to repeated handling of hair relaxers.

The goal of the Healthy Hair Initiative is to train salon workers on how to protect themselves from occupational hazards and to eventually move towards the creation of greener salons.

Sisters in Control Healthy Hair Initiative

Learn more about the project

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Check Out Photos from June 2015 Bring a Brother to Breakfast

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Winner of the 2015 Angelino Award

MEET BLACK WOMEN FOR WELLNESS

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A bill that helps ensure women receive prompt access to affordable, comprehensive reproductive-health care

ASSEMBLY MEMBERS CHUI AND BURKE INTRODUCE THE REPRODUCTIVE FACT ACT

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Our new logo is inspired by the Egyptian Goddess Maat – representing truth, balance, law, morality, and justice.

Check Out Our New Logo

Click here to learn more about our new look

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AB 775, the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency (FACT) Act

SB 23- Maximum Family Grant

SB 407 - Midwives

Click Here to View Our Policy Priorities for 2015

AB 492 - Diaper Bill CalWorks

AB 392 - Sex Ed Bill

AB 717- Diaper Bill - Tax

SB 548 - Raising California - Childcare

AB 302 - Lactation

AB 1306 Midwives

BWW 2015 POLICY PRIORITIES

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Black Women for Wellness Kitchen Divas' has contributed a few of their favorite healthy recipes to "Down Home Healthy Recipes 2.0", along with other community coalitions implementing the Educational Program to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening (EPICS) with lifestyle tips.

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Healthy Living Tips & Tricks

Black Women for Wellness

Black Women For Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy. Standing on the rich history of the resilience and strength of our culture, we envision a future for Black women and girls where we use our power, beauty and intelligence, to pursue and attain healthy lives and families. By joining Black Women for Wellness, you add your voice to the chorus of people and institutions working toward the enhanced health and empowerment of the Black community.

Black Women for Wellness On the Move


BWW Event Calendar

Sep
11
Fri
Sisters @ Eight: Education – Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Over Polices and Under Protected
Sep 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Parents are sending our children back to school with high hopes – but perhaps we should temper those hopes with these cold realities.

Suggested Reading:

Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected

Sep
23
Wed
Salsa, Chutney, ChowChow, & Jam @ Vineyard Recreation Center
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn creative and delicious ways to create salsa, chutney, chow chow and jam while keeping your sauces healthy and delicious!

Vineyard Recreation Center

2942 Vineyard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016

RSVP Here to reserve your spot today!

Oct
1
Thu
Black Women for Wellness Annual Conference @ The California Endowment
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Black Women for Wellness Annual Conference @ The California Endowment | Los Angeles | California | United States

Speaking Truth to Power aims to provide skills and strategic actions to tackle the systems of oppression affecting our reproductive health and wellbeing as Black women and girls. Learn how to identify systems of oppression in society, to speak power against oppressive systems which affect our well-being and health, while also learning how to speak your own power as a daily practice to build healthy inclusive communities.

Black Women for Wellness (BWW) convenes an annual conference to provide an update and insight into the reproductive health status of Black women and girls. The conference also provides a space for skill and tool building in the areas of health education, community organizing and advocacy.
Check out our website at bwwla.org for more details.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PRESENT YOUR WORK IN OUR CONFERENCE?

If you are a community advocate, organizer, health care professional, health educator, administrator, researcher, policy maker, elected official – YOU are invited to attend and share the work that you are doing to promote the health and well being of Black women and girls toward achieving reproductive justice in our community.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT BY JULY 31, 2015

For conference questions please contact bwwlaconference@gmail.com or call 323.290.5955

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