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Juneteenth Health Fest 2018

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Huston-Tillotson University

900 Chicon Street

Austin, TX 78702

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The Juneteenth Health Festival is purposed to celebrate health, wellness, and liberation in the African American community, the most vulnerable population in Austin/ Travis County. The goals of the Juneteenth Health Festival included:

  • To create a well-organized health event intentionally focused on the health and quality of life of the Black/ African American community in Austin, TX

  • To cultivate and promote positive health and wellness experience in the local culture context of celebrating Black/ African American liberation on Juneteenth weekend

  • To empower the Black/ African American community by providing accessible health and wellness information and resources through collaboration among community organizations, resources, leaders and health practitioners to make health and wellness services

  • Finally, the Juneteenth Health Festival seeks to bridge the gap of Black/ African American holistic healers and traditional practitioners.

This year’s theme is Reproductive Justice, a term coined by reproductive justice is a concept coined by Black women in 1994, and pioneered by Loretta Ross and SisterSong since. SisterSong defines RJ as "the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.

With over 100 attendees since 2016, this year we expect to be bigger and better!

Share, invite your community and spread the word. Then come to this festival celebrating Black Health and Wellness in the context of liberation. Enjoy healthcare providers and healers sharing their knowledge and wisdom about caring for you and your family's health and wellness. This is a family-friendly event. Look out for updates here https://juneteenthhealthfest.wordpress.com/

To volunteer, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/Pv2JqNlVjPsVh1d03

Share, invite your community and spread the word. Stay updated on sponsors, speakers, and panels by following us on Facebook. Then come to this festival celebrating Black Health and Wellness in the context of liberation. Enjoy healthcare providers and healers sharing their knowledge and wisdom about caring for you and your family's health and wellness. This is a family-friendly event. Look out for updates here and on the CBATX website.

Lunch catered by Niella Catering will be provided FREE for the first 100 attendees! All panels and sessions will be announced shortly.

Campus Map: http://htu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/HT-Campus-Accessibility-Map.pdf

Thank you to our community sponsors: Huston-Tillotson University and Niella Catering

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900 Chicon Street

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