Sisters@Eight is Black Women for Wellness' community forum, which brings hot topics and major health and wellness issues to the forefront of public conversation.
Sisters@Eight is a community forum which is held on the 2nd Friday of each month. We also host an annual Mother's Day Tea in May, a Bring a Brotha to Breakfast in June and a Garden Party in August.
Held on the 2nd Friday of the month, Sisters @ Eight brought a wealth of information to the community to help empower, mobilize, and organize toward advocacy. More than 650 women and men participate in Sisters @ Eight each year including a total of 26 speakers presenting at the monthly meetings.
- Host monthly Sisters @ Eight meetings to inform and educate members, volunteers and our health care community on gender, culture and age implications to health and well-being.
- Inform and engage grassroots leadership, health care professionals and advocates with current events, policy and resources impacting African American women and our communities health status.
- Recruit & organize a cadre of advocates to interact with media and policy makers regarding gender issues important to eliminating racial health disparity.
- Conduct staff trainings with partner organizations on a gender analysis of racial and economic health disparity in South Los Angeles.
- Monitor the California state budget as it impacts programs and services for low-income families and underserved African American women and girls.
- Monitor health status reports to keep community leadership informed with the big picture of health disparities impacting African American & Black communities.
- Monitor the implementation of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act as it is developed, implemented and impacts Black women & girls to help empower, mobilize, and organize our members and partner organizations towards advocacy.
Sisters@8 Program Archive:
Matters of the Heart
In a special Sisters@Eight: Matters of The Heart, we discuss the physical health of your heart and relationships with two noted cardiologists and a pastor.
International Women's Day 2021
Black Women for Wellness' Sisters@Eight celebrates International Women's Day.
Promises of Roe
A discussion about Black Women and the legacy of reproductive Choice.
The Tea on COVID-19
Black Women for Wellness discuss issues surrounding COVID 19, such as testing and vaccinations.