On July 17th from 6PM-8PM, the African American Women’s Health Legacy host their monthly mentoring and women’s empowerment workshop. There will also be a huge collection of vendors and an item swap.
The African American Women’s Health Legacy, also known as AAWHL, has been working many years to promote education of health and leadership skills to women of color. In 2009, the University of California San Francisco found that while the population of African American females in Sacramento is only 8% of the total population, 15% of those women have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Many are left untreated and unhelped due to the high cost of medical attention. The AAWHL aims to help, educate, and empower those women.
The goal of the workshop is to promote health while making connections within the community. They also aim to educate the public on self-management, family relationships, physical fitness, and proper diets.
Through AAWHL, women of all ethnicities and color have been meeting and discussing the life of themselves, their children, and their communities. They aim to change the negative connotations of their community, promoting higher education and healthy lifestyle practices for themselves and their families. As a voice of the community, these women welcome you to come and share opinions of your own.
The event is open to all women of color and is located at the Brickhouse Gallery on 2837 34th Street. For more information, please call: Toni Colley-Perry at 916-519-9189