2018 Bwhwc, Sacramento
SAVE THE DATE!!!
The 3rd Annual Black Women’s Health & Wellness Conference (BWHWC),Sacramento, will commence on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 9am – 3pm, location (TBA). Our motto is "A Healthier You! A Healthier Me! A Healthier We!" The purpose of this conference is to focus on reducing health disparities that disproportionately affect Black women by raising awareness about mental and physical health. The conference will educate attendees about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
For the last two years, we have successfully outreached and served over 300 black women throughout Sacramento County by hosting our conference. Through our annual conference, we have been able to provide a welcoming and supportive space where black women are able to engage with one another, focus on prioritizing their health. Last year we had over 150 participants who were able to increase their knowledge and awareness on cardiovascular health. This has been truly phenomenal due to the health disparities that black women face in Sacramento County.
As you KNOW! Black women in Sacramento County, have the highest prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, and are most infected by sexually transmitted infections and HIV. In addition, Black women suffer tremendously from depression and are the least likely to receive treatment.
This year’s conference will focus on inclusivity and we explore the diversity of black women from all backgrounds!! We are going to discuss topics such as sexual orientation and gender identity, mental health, sexual health, and combating sexual harassment. Tickets will go on sale soon! Stay tuned for more information on the next BWHWC, Sacramento.
The BWHWC is honored to have amazing host that keep the energy flowing throughout the conference. For the last two years we were honored to have Community Activist, Marianna Sousa and TV Personality Courtney Demspy host the 2017 BWHWCW, Sacramento. It was truly a blessing and the positive feedback of each host was overwhelming. We look forward to providing that same positive energy to this year’s BWHWC! Stay Tuned for information on our next host!!!!
BWHWC offers informative workshops to help attendees identify and heal from various forms of trauma and stressors that can impact our overall health. Each workshop will aim to focus on the overall mental, spiritual, and physical protection of our hearts, bodies, and minds. Workshops will take place in the morning and afternoon. Attendees have the option of participating in two of the four workshops offered. Information on our 2018 workshops will be available soon!!!!
BWHWC prides itself on providing physical activities to participants each year. Last year our own founder, Jessica Brown rocked the crowd with an amazing Fierce Funk Demonstration, while the transformative, yoga instructor, Melody Johnson, closed us out with a relaxing and calming breathing exercise. In the 2016, BWHWC,Sacramento, Melody provided the a yoga demonstration for our participants that focused on how to relieve mental stress in order to prioritize our mental health. We are excited to provided another fitness demo for 2018!!! Be ready and come prepared!!!!