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The Black Women’s Health Imperative Celebrates 25 Years of Promoting Health and Well-Being

The Black Women’s Health Imperative will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a two-day event in Washington, D.C., June 20-21, 2008, “Reflect, Rejoice, Renew: Celebrating 25 Years of Promoting Health and Well-Being for Black Women.”

It will include a national conference on the state of Black women’s health, examining health issues unique to Black women, particularly mental health, sexual health and obesity; an awards luncheon honoring Vivian Pinn, M.D., director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health, Susan L. Taylor, former editorial director of Essence magazine, and Loretta Ross, co-founder and national coordinator of SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective.

Dr. Gail Christopher, vice president for programs at the Kellogg Foundation, will deliver the keynote at the awards luncheon.

There will be a community-wide screening and panel discussion of “When the Bough Breaks” a segment of the PBS documentary, “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” segment. This screening is part of the Town Hall meeting, which is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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