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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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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ANNUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CONFERENCE

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

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Each year Black Women for Wellness (BWW) holds an annual conference to provide an open forum and space to highlight the health status of Black women and girls. This year, our topic is “Black Women & Girls Reproductive Health Status and the Reproductive Justice Movement”.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE IS JULY 31ST @ 5PM

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

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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.

DOWNLOAD RECIPES HERE

Healthy Living Tips & Tricks

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Check Out Photos from June 2015 Bring a Brother to Breakfast

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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.

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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Check Out Photos from Get Smart B4 Get Sexy's Spring Into Love Healthy Teen Festival

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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

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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

Aug
1
Sat
Nappywood Hair & Lifestyle EXPO @ The Reef
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day
Nappywood Hair & Lifestyle EXPO @ The Reef | Los Angeles | California | United States

Nappywood™ Weekend Los Angeles is formerly Los Angeles Natural Hair Care Expo.

We are now Los Angeles NATURAL Hair & Lifestyle Expo because our ‘lifestyle’ choices have everything to do with our hair, our health and our community.

This year we welcome over 30 hours of education over the two days. You requested classes and we listened. We have leading educators to facilitate our many workshops.

Whether you are Natural, Straight, transitioning, wearing hair extensions and wigs,gray or balding, top educators, professional Stylists and barbers will be on hand to address all of your concerns. LANHCE is the premiere event focused on the Natural health and wellness lifestyle on the West Coast. The focus and new research on the Science of the Curl will be taught for R&D, Stylists and influencers.

The expo is developed for the educational development for the Natural consumer as well as the Professional stylist: licensed, unlicensed Natural Stylist and Barbers.

Aug
7
Fri
Secrets to Healthier Cooking Class @ LIFE Center
Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Healthy, interactive, and exciting cooking classes.

Call (323) 290-5955 to reserve your seat or RSVP Here today!

Aug
8
Sat
South African Wine Garden Party
Aug 8 all-day
Aug
10
Mon
Healthy Lifestyle Group @ LIFE Center
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Call (323) 290-5955 to reserve your seat or RSVP Here today!

Aug
14
Fri
Creative Cooking Class @ Church of Christ
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Church of Christ

4959 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Call 323-290 -5955 or RSVP Here to reserve your spot today!

Secrets to Healthier Cooking Class @ LIFE Center
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Healthy, interactive, and exciting cooking classes.

LIFE Center

9900 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044

Call (323) 290-5955 to reserve your seat or RSVP Here today!

Aug
21
Fri
Secrets to Healthier Cooking Class @ LIFE Center
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Healthy, interactive, and exciting cooking classes.

LIFE Center

9900 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044

Call (323) 290-5955 to reserve your seat or RSVP Here today!

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