Today, the Black Women’s Health Imperative, founded by Byllye Avery in 1983 as the National Black Women’s Health Project, announced a series of events to commemorate its 39th anniversary and renew its commitment to improving the health and wellness of Black communities nationwide.
“After two years of virtual anniversary programming, we’re excited that this year’s gatherings will allow us to safely reconnect with communities and advocacy networks in person,” said Michelle Webb, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of the Black Women’s Health Imperative. “Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, renewed attacks on Black women’s reproductive rights, and ongoing racism and gender discrimination, our physical presence in Black communities has never been more critical.”
To commemorate the milestone, the Black Women’s Health Imperative will host and sponsor a number of events throughout the month of September, including:
Since its founding nearly four decades ago, the Black Women’s Health Imperative has invested more than $50 million in programs designed to address the barriers to wellness facing Black women.
“We hope you will join our dedicated team at the Black Women’s Health Imperative in celebrating 39 years of advocacy, policy, research, education, and leadership development aimed at advancing the health of the nation’s more than 21 million Black women and girls,” said Webb. “Because of them, we have more than 21 million reasons to continue our relentless pursuit of health equity.”
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