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MEE is Recruiting African-American and Latino Young Adults in the Foster Care System for Paid Focus Groups

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Motivational Educational Entertainment (MEE) Productions is conducting a series of focus groups with young adults in Oakland and Los Angeles who were in foster care at 18 and decided to stay in the foster care system (as a non-minor dependent). We are looking at ways to give them the best chance for success by connecting them with services and referrals that can help them transition to independent adulthood. The focus group discussion will be about improving communications and outreach to increase usage of supportive services for young adults who are “aging out” of group homes, foster families and other placements.

MEE needs your help to identify participants for focus groups in your community. We are recruiting African-American and Latino/Hispanic males and females who are 18 to 22 years-old. Participants must live in the Oakland/Richmond (Alameda/Contra Costa County) or Greater Los Angeles (Los Angeles County).

At the conclusion of the 2-hour time period (focus group and pre-focus group survey), each participant will receive $80 CASH as compensation for their time.

If you or someone you know qualifies and is interested in being in the focus group, please contact Glennis Saunders or Alicia Jackson toll-free at 877-633-7763. MEE will screen interested individuals to see if they fit the full requirements of the research project.

Focus group details are listed below:
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City: Los Angeles
Date: December 9, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location/Address: First Place for Youth, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Demographic Profile: African-American and Latino/Hispanic males and females, ages 18-19; former foster youth (in the foster care system when they turned 18).

City: Los Angeles
Date: December 9, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location/Address: First Place for Youth, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Demographic Profile: African-American and Latino/Hispanic males and females, ages 19-22; former foster youth (in the foster care system when they turned 18).

City: Oakland
Date: December 11, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location/Address: First Place for Youth, 426 17th Street, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94612
Demographic Profile: African-American and Latino/Hispanic males and females, ages 18-19; former foster youth (in the foster care system when they turned 18).

City: Oakland
Date: December 11, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location/Address: First Place for Youth, 426 17th Street, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94612
Demographic Profile: African-American and Latino/Hispanic males and females, ages 19-22; former foster youth (in the foster care system when they turned 18).


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Black Women for Wellness cordially invites you to: Stylin' Safely

December 8th, 10am – 3pm – RSVP for Stylin’ Safely Beauty Advocacy Training for Hair Professionals

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This intimate training session will include the latest research on beauty products, best practices for healthy salons, and more. Breakfast and Lunch will be served

To RSVP please contact us at (323) 290 5955

Recap from November 2014 Trip to Washington:

As part of the National Healthy Nail and Beauty Salon Alliance Black Women for Wellness participated in the Healthy Salons Days of Action in Washington D.C. The days of action included a gathering of individuals from advocacy groups and salon workers that have worked together to improve salon conditions. The week started with congressional visits where the advocates and workers spoke with elected officials about the need for regulations in the cosmetic and beauty industry. At these meetings Black Women for Wellness representatives Jan Robinson-Flint and Teni Adewumi spoke about the work currently being done with hair salons in South Los Angeles and the Black community. During the evening all the advocates and workers met for dinner and got to know more about all the great work the various organizations were doing.

In addition to the congressional visits, the days of action included a meeting with the Federal Interagency Working Group on Salon Workers. At this event BWW was able to tell a longer narrative about the work that is currently being done with hair salon workers in areas such as Leimert Park and Inglewood. Representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were present. The representatives listened to the work being done in various communities and joined in a conversation as to how we can move forward in improving salon working conditions.

The Days of Action concluded with a philanthropic briefing with representatives from the Ford Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation and many more funders. The groups had a chance to hear salon workers tell their personal experiences and learn about opportunities to improve salon and domestic work in the U.S. The week was an important step in showcasing the work many organizations have been doing in salon worker health and gathering additional support from legislators and funders.

Read the report on avoiding toxic chemicals in salon products here on the http://www.womensvoices.org/avoid-toxic-chemicals/salon-products/This is the first report ever to document how nasty chemicals lurking in hair sprays, permanent waves, acrylic nail application and other salon products are harming the health of women who work in salons.


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LARC Week Graphic on Implanon

Happy LARC Week!

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This week (Nov. 17th – Nov. 21) we are highlighting Long-Acting Reversible Contraception a.k.a LARC. These longer term yet reversible contraception methods are great for anyone who doesn’t want to think about their birth control on a daily or monthly basis. There are many to choose from like the implant which is commonly known as the implanon / nexplanon. For more information you can visit the www.lovemylarc.org and for information on all birth control methods and other reproductive health education visit BWW’s www.getsmartb4ugetsexy.com

Join the conversation at ‪#‎lovemylarc


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Women of Color Support Group Reminder

Nov. 19th, 6:30PM – 7:30PM: Women of Color Support Group

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Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Crenshaw United Methodist Church, The Jessie James Room
3740 Don Felipe Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90008

RSVP (323) 296-0310

Can you believe that we are already in November? Wow, how time surely does fly. As we plan to prepare to spend time with family, friends, and our loved ones, let’s take a few moments to ponder on what we are grateful for as we prepare to celebrate gratitude this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. We at SISTAHFRIENDS are grateful to each and every one of you who has attended a support group, planned to attend, or referred a friend. We are grateful for your taking the time to read our emails and for keeping us in your hearts and minds. As you know, we typically have our support group the last Wednesday of each month. For this month and the next, we will be having our support groups on the third Wednesday of both November (11/19/2014) and December (12/17/2014) due to the upcoming holidays. At this month’s support group, we will take time to express what we are grateful for and why. We will also explore how we will share with our loved ones at least one thing we are grateful to them for and why. Lastly, we will think about a word, phrase, sentence, or poem we would like to pay-it-forward to a friend, stranger, co-worker, or someone we may be experiencing conflict with. We invite you to join us on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Crenshaw United Methodist Church.

We are a support group of women of color sharing our struggles and triumphs in a safe, supportive, confidential environment. We dialog about how we confront our challenges and seek comfort and solace in our shared understanding of our unique and collective experiences.

Our group takes place in Los Angeles in the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw/View Park area. If you would like to join us for support, please email me at yolanda@sistahfriends.org to RSVP or you can call me at (323) 296-0310. While there is no cost to attend, space is limited and prospective attendees are strongly urged to RSVP. Light refreshments will be provided. This support group occurs the last Wednesday of every month (except for this month and next month) at the same location. I look forward to seeing you on the 19th at 6:30 pm!!!

Yolanda Whittington
SISTAHFRIENDS


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Sharon D. Johnson

Nov. 14th, 8:30AM – 10:30AM: Sharon D Johnson PhD Speaks at Sisters @ Eight

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November 14, 2014 Mental Health Panel

DREAM WORK and DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY AS HEALING PRACTICES FOR BLACK WOMEN

by Sharon D. Johnson, PhD

There has been an expressed need for Black women to have a forum in which we can tend to our psychological well-being. Dr. Sharon D. Johnson will demonstrate how this can be achieved in deep and transformative ways through the study and practice of dream work, a depth psychological method begun in classical African civilization that has been underutilized by and in communities of Black women scholars, practitioners and lay participants.

ABOUT SHARON D. JOHNSON, PhD

Sharon D. Johnson, PhD is a dream work scholar and consultant who has over 20 years’ experience tending dreams. She teaches a Dream Workshop at UCLA Extension and in 2013 she inaugurated The AmenTa Project, an initiative through which she teaches the history and practice of dream work to African American communities. Dr. Johnson is also a professional screenwriter and member of the Writers Guild of America, West since 1993, as well as a widely published journalist. She holds a BA in the Program in the Arts – Writing from Barnard College, an MA in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research, and a PhD in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Dr. Johnson currently teaches screenwriting at California State University, Northridge.


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Kheper Life Enrichment Open House

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In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda

Press Release: In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda

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Today, we want to announce a new initiative – – In Our Own Voice: National Back Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, – – to galvanize Black women and girls at the national and regional levels in support of Reproductive Justice.

In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a partnership between Black Women for Wellness, Black Women’s Health Imperative, New Voices Pittsburgh, SisterLove, SPARK Reproductive Justice Now and Communications Consortium Media Center. The initiative will focus on abortion rights and access, contraceptive equity, and comprehensive sex education as our key policy issues. As a Reproductive Justice initiative, we will approach these issues from a human rights perspective, incorporating the intersections of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity with the situational impacts of economics, politics, and culture that make up the lived experiences of Black women in this country.

Click Here for RhReality Check in order to read our complete article announcing In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda

In solidarity,

Jan Robinson Flint, executive director, Black Women for Wellness
Linda G. Blount, president and CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative
Marcela Howell, senior consultant, Communications Consortium Media Center
La’Tasha Mayes, executive director, New Voices Pittsburgh
Dazon Dixon Diallo, executive director, SisterLove
Malika Redmond, former executive director, SPARK Reproductive Justice Now


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Black Women Wellness Needs Phone Bankers

PHONE BANKERS NEEDED

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Temp Paid Job Position Openings
Beginning Oct 7th, 2014

This is a great opportunity for anyone in need of a little extra spending cash!

For more information or to apply, please contact our office today!
323.290.5955 or Greg@bwwla.com


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BWWLA G Boutique 2nd Annual Fundraiser

2nd Annual G. Boutique Fundraiser October 24th & 25th 2014

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Is it time to clean out the closet?
Let out the old & let in the new or newish!

Black Women for Wellness is currently accepting donations of new and gently used clothing.
(Starting September 9th & Ending October 23rd)
Monday – Friday
9:30am – 3:00pm

You may drop off your unneeded items to our office.

(Please pre-wash clothing before donating)
Acceptable Items include:
Shirts, Pants, Dresses, Blouses, Hats, Shoes, Jackets,Skirts, Scarfs

Please contact Greg for any additional information
Greg@bwwla.com – 323.290.5955


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Black Women Wellness 2014 Annual Conference Photos

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