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Black History Month Events

Black Health Empowerment Workshops
February 4, 2012, 3-5 p.m.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit, MI
Abstract: During these workshops, doctors and specialists will discuss topics, such as childhood obesity, men's and women’s health issues, heart disease and stroke prevention every Saturday in February. These events are free and open to the public.
Contact: (313) 494-5800
Sponsor: Henry Ford Health System
Website: http://www.thewright.org/upcoming-events/details/366-black-health-empowerment-workshop Exit Disclaimer

Black History Month’s Mental Health Symposium: Multiculturalism and Mental Health
February 5, 2013, 12:45 – 2 p.m.
Fairleigh Dickinson University Lenfell Hall (The Mansion)
Madison, NJ
Abstract: Professor Anthony Tasso from the Department of Psychology and Counseling will moderate this panel event, which will feature graduate students Vanessa Baldwin and Madonna Nunez who will bring the perspective of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, professors Yolanda Hawkins-Rodgers and Ann Ordway from the Department of Psychology and Counseling.
Contact: Professor Anthony Tasso (atasso@fdu.edu)
Sponsor: Black History Month Committee
Website: http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=9007 Exit Disclaimer

Afro-Caribbean Dance Fitness
February 6, 2013
The University of Maryland  SMC CC, Room 349
Baltimore, MD
Abstract: Afro-Caribbean dance fitness is the celebration and fusion of modified West African and Brazilian dance movements and cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise. The class is designed to help elevate your heart rate (burn calories), build endurance and tone the muscles while dancing to the beat of Afro-Caribbean and world music. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to participate in this unique dance fitness experience. The dance movements are broken down and modified to ensure everyone experiences a safe, but exhilarating dance-fitness cardio workout. The class will be taught by Jacqueline Dailey.
Contact: (410) 706-7438 or islsi@umaryland.edu or Courtney J. Jones
Sponsor: The University of Maryland 
Website: http://www.umaryland.edu/islsi/diversity/diversity_celebrations/blackhistory_2013.html Exit Disclaimer

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7, 2013, 4-8 p.m.
The African American Performing Arts Center
Albuquerque, NM
Abstract: This event is open to all and will include discussion of the history of HIV AIDS in the Black community, current trends in prevention, and initiatives from other states that may work in New Mexico’s African American Community. The keynote will be provided by Dr. Marsha Martin, Executive Director of the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services in Washington, D.C.
Panel, Informational Booths, Candle Light Vigil, Entertainment, Give-A-Ways, and Free Dinner
Sponsor: New Mexico Department of Health, African American Health Services, and the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs
Website: http://www.nmblackhistorymonth.com/images/flyers/2013/AIDS_Day.pdf Exit Disclaimer [PDF | 432KB]

Zumba Madness
February 8, 2013, 6– 7:30 p.m.
Elon University McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center
Elon, NC
Abstract: Join Elon alum Cheri Armour ’09 for an exciting evening of Zumba Madness. Event is free of charge.
Contact: Kimberly Edwards at kedwards15@elon.edu
Sponsor: The Black History Month Steering Committee
Website: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/org/black_history_month/events.xhtml Exit Disclaimer

“ActNOW: Exploring Health Issues in the African American Community,”
February 16, 2013, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion
Fullerton, CA
Abstract: This conference is designed to explore health issues, with panel topics including "Health at Its BrEaST,”  “30 Minutes a Day Keeps Obesity Away,” “Don’t Wait Till It's Swollen: Check Your Colon” and “What Is the State of Your Prostate?” Rap sessions on nutrition, spirituality, health and sexually transmitted diseases, also will be presented. Speakers include UC Irvine Medical Center physician Chaitali S. Nangria; Jasmeet Gill, CSUF assistant professor of health science; Bernard Hardy, Talbert Medical Center physician; psychologist Miatta R. Snetter, and cancer research scientist Ricardo J. Parker. Admission is free to students. Registration is available online.
Contact: (714) 507-0338
Sponsor: California State University, Fullerton
Website: http://news.fullerton.edu/2013sp/Black-History-Month-Events.asp Exit Disclaimer

Afro-Caribbean Dance Fitness
February 19, 2013
The University of Maryland  SMC CC, Room 349
Baltimore, MD
Abstract: Afro-Caribbean dance fitness is the celebration and fusion of modified West African and Brazilian dance movements and cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise. The class is designed to help elevate your heart rate (burn calories), build endurance and tone the muscles while dancing to the beat of Afro-Caribbean and world music. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to participate in this unique dance fitness experience. The dance movements are broken down and modified to ensure everyone experiences a safe, but exhilarating dance-fitness cardio workout. The class will be taught by Jacqueline Dailey.
Contact: (410) 706-7438 or islsi@umaryland.edu or Courtney J. Jones
Sponsor: The University of Maryland 
Website: http://www.umaryland.edu/islsi/diversity/diversity_celebrations/blackhistory_2013.html Exit Disclaimer

Work it Out 2013
February 23, 2013, 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, NM
Abstract: This daylong event will feature the world’s oldest bodybuilder, Ernestine Shepherd, The Workout Kid, CJ Senter and Pastor Michael Minor, a faith-based health champion. Activities include health panel discussions, yoga and a video.  Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Contact: (505) 407-6784
Sponsor: The Black History Month Organizing Committee
Website: http://www.nmblackhistorymonth.com/index.php/body-soul-weekend/work-it-out-day Exit Disclaimer

Minority Health Conference
“Translational Research: The Road from Efficacy to Equity”
February 24, 2013 8:00 a.m.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Friday Center
Chapel Hill, NC
Abstract: The Minority Health Conference provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to tackle the issues facing minority populations with the hopes of improving the health status of the communities. The theme for this year’s conference highlights the importance of translating scientific discoveries into effective strategies and policies intended to eliminate health disparities. This year’s conference will include an inter-disciplinary panel of speakers who bring diverse perspectives and will challenge us to think more critically about our approaches to health and equity.
Contact: (919) 962-0202
Sponsor: Recruitment and Multicultural Programs Office
Website: http://www.unc.edu/diversity/blackhistory.htm Exit Disclaimer

Afro-Caribbean Dance Fitness
February 26, 2013
The University of Maryland  SMC CC, Room 349
Baltimore, MD
Abstract: Afro-Caribbean dance fitness is the celebration and fusion of modified West African and Brazilian dance movements and cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise. The class is designed to help elevate your heart rate (burn calories), build endurance and tone the muscles while dancing to the beat of Afro-Caribbean and world music. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to participate in this unique dance fitness experience. The dance movements are broken down and modified to ensure everyone experiences a safe, but exhilarating dance-fitness cardio workout. The class will be taught by Jacqueline Dailey.
Contact: (410) 706-7438 or islsi@umaryland.edu or Courtney J. Jones at cjones1@umaryland.edu
Sponsor: The University of Maryland 
Website: http://www.umaryland.edu/islsi/diversity/diversity_celebrations/blackhistory_2013.html Exit Disclaimer


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