Black Women for Wellness Adinkra symbol sisters@eight

Sisters@Eight

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.

Black Women for Wellness Adinkra symbol sisters@eight

Sisters@Eight

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.

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.


Black Women for Wellness community forum meeting

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.

Program Objectives:

  • 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.

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