2018 Bwhwc, Sacramento Key Note Speaker
This year’s conference will focus on inclusivity in health and we will explore the health needs of Black women from all backgrounds!! We are going to discuss topics such as mental health, sexual health, inclusivity in healthcare for diverse groups of Black women, and the negative impacts that racism and sexism has on our health.
We are honored to have Ebony Chambers as our key note speaker. Ebony has over 15 years of experience working with issues of social justice, equity, education, mental health and diversity. She is a speaker, educator, and workshop leader who has worked extensively throughout the United States and has served nationally and locally as an advocate and activist for access to care and the elimination of the stigma of mental illness for underserved and unserved communities.
Ebony has provided extensive training in cultural competence and culturally responsive practices to schools, universities, social service and mental health agencies through her work in non-profit and for UC Davis Center for Family Focused Practice. Through her classes and trainings, she covers a wide range of topics including examining issues of privilege, power and the role of leaders and educators in a multicultural society. Ebony also worked with the National Council of Behavioral Health, on addressing Health Disparities within her local community, with a focus on eliminating barriers and increasing access for the LGBT community.
Ebony is the recipient of the 2017 Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award for her outstanding professional accomplishments and community involvement. She was also featured as the 2018 Bizwomen Headliner for her work in the non-profit community. She is also the owner of Healing Grace Studios, helping her clients achieve wellness through diverse indigenous healing practices.