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The Black Women’s Health Imperative Announces Anniversary Week Celebration To Commemorate 38 Years

Week-Long Celebration To Include Over 30 Speakers From The Women’s Health, Community Activism, and Arts & Entertainment Sectors 

ATLANTA – (July 17, 2020) – Today, the Black Women’s Health Imperative announced the commemoration of its 38th Anniversary with a series of special events titled BWHI Anniversary Week: A Celebration of Life, Legacy, and Service to Black Women presented by Bumble. The week-long series of virtual events will occur from July 26 – August 1 with participation by dynamic speakers who include: cultural icon and professor Angela Davis, BWHI Founder & Board Member Byllye Avery, actresses Jurnee Smollett, AJ Johnson, and Angelica Ross, recording artists Keri Hilson and Syleena Johnson, television personalities Cynthia Bailey, Egypt Sherrod, Eboni K. Williams, and Erica Cobb, and a host of other health professionals, community activists and non-profit leaders who share in our organization’s mission. All virtual events are free and can be accessed by visiting bwhi.org/anniversary. 

Anniversary Week

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Anniversary Week

A Week-Long Celebration To Include Over 30 Speakers.

The Black Women’s Health Imperative is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing health equity and social justice for Black women, across the lifespan, through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development. The organization identifies the most pressing health issues that affect the nation’s 22 million Black women and girls and invests in the best of the best strategies and organizations that accomplish its goals. The inaugural BWHI Anniversary Week will pay homage to the organization’s legacy, educate the public about its work, and create a moment of true celebration of the magic of Black women. 

“While 2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges, our commitment to supporting, empowering and educating Black women has remained the same as it’s always been for the past 38 years,” said Linda Goler Blount, President & CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative. “During this time of heightened awareness about issues impacting Black communities, we are excited to amplify the needs of Black women of all ages with the goal of mobilizing action for self-care and support for our work to uplift Black women.” 

BWHI Anniversary Week will include an informative and action-packed week of virtual forums featuring more than 30 speakers about healthy lifestyles, mental health and emotional wellness, challenges within the LGBTQ community, maternal mortality, uterine fibroids, and solutions to address disparities plaguing our health systems both now and in the future. Panels like It’s My Time! – Committed to A Lifestyle of Wellness are presented by AARP and will explore strategies for committing to self-care with BWHI’s signature program CYL2 (Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life.) as the source of viable solutions for maintaining a healthy lifestyle at all ages. Generation NEXT! – Empowering the Next Generation of  Women’s Health Advocates will explore how young women are balancing activism, advocacy and self-care, which are components of BWHI’s MSK (My Sister’s Keeper) Program. Other programming partners, like Silence The Shame, and the Take What You Need Podcast will provide expertise and content to frame panels about emotional wellness and about health disparities within the LGBTQ community. 

The complete schedule of BWHI Anniversary Week events is available by visiting bwhi.org/anniversary.

For more information about the Black Women’s Health Imperative, please visit www.bwhi.org 

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