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Inland Empire Health Black People Training

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This is a 50-minute workshop and discussion to address health disparities in the African-American communities. As a policy advocacy organization, we will introduce bills such as SB 300 which is the health warning label for sugar sweetened beverages and perform a mock legislation advocacy exercise with participants. We will bring in current and culturally relevant content about health disparities and solutions on an individual and collective level. Each participant will receive a certification of advocacy from CBHN and will be eligible to be a Passion Project Intern of CBHN.

This training is for all ages. We make it a priority to ensure that that information is well-rounded and catered to the population that is in the room. We believe the only way to empower people to empower themselves is to start off by giving them information and tools that is personal to them.


Dr. Angelo A. Williams, Deputy Director of CBHN

Dr. Williams has over 20 years of executive leadership experience having served as a Gubernatorial Appointee (State Chancellor’s Office), K-20 education policy analyst (CA State Senate and Assembly), Director of Legislation and Communications (CA State Assembly), and Education Field Deputy in both Los Angeles and East Los Angeles (CA State Assembly). He also served as Assistant Executive Director for Policy and Programs at the CA School Boards Association where he helped write successful grant proposals that netted $1million ($400k – James Irvine Foundation, $600k TCE) for the education and training of school board members. Finally, Dr. Williams serves as an adjunct professor of Sociology (Los Rios Community College District), Educational Leadership and Administration (CSUS, Drexel University) and serves as principal consultant for HCDC (Human Capital Development Consultants) an organization focused on Non-Profit Organization Governance Training, the Sociology of Social Change and Board Governance.

Shaitra (Shy-ee-trah) Ken, Outreach Coordinator

Ms. Ken has much experience interacting with youth as a peer mentor of high school and college age groups. She has been a facilitator of diversity and power of consent forums and workshops throughout the state of California. She has been an educator of sexual health for the past 10 years for Sexucation of Berkeley. Since her position as a Program Coordinator of a multi-cultural center (The HUB), her approach to teaching has been founded upon building supportive community, cultivating safe space, and allowing the emergence of creativity to reign supreme. At Sonoma State University was her first interaction with systematic change by implementing anti-discriminatory policies and setting up a Bias Review Board on campus. Now, as the Community Outreach Coordinator, Ms. Ken can connect with the Black community and help represent them and their best interests on the state level.

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