The second annual Sacramento Black Women’s Health and Wellness Conference will be hosted at 4610 X Street on Saturday, August 12th from 9 am to 3 pm. The conference will focus on decreasing the number health disparities that affect black women by educating attendees on mental health awareness and physical health.

“We know and understand the stereotype that black women are strong and they don’t go through anything and they are just resilient,” said the Encouraging Life Organization founder Jessica Brown. “But in the end we realize we end up suffering from more mental health illnesses [from] things such as not prioritizing our health which leads to a lot of the health disparities we see right now.”

This year’s conference is called “Healing Invisible Scars” and will focus on “overcoming trauma, relationship dynamics, cardiovascular disease prevention, and overall the mental, spiritual, and physical protection of your heart.”

Last year, approximately 125 women attended the conference. They received complimentary a breakfast and lunch, heard a keynote address, and attended health related workshops.

Organizers want area residents to know that Black women in Sacramento County are the most susceptible to diabetes and hypertension, and are most affected by STDs that cause infertility.

To find more information about the conference and to register please visit their website: