NAACP Partners with Local Schools to Fight Obesity
Schools from Wards 7 and 8 participate in launch
(Washington, DC) - On Tuesday, September 27, the NAACP will launch its Childhood Obesity Advocacy Guide to fight childhood obesity in African American communities. NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and experts in the health field, will join students from Hendley Elementary School and Davis Elementary School to promote healthy living.
WHAT: Press conference announcing report of Childhood Obesity Advocacy Guide
WHO: NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP Director of Health Programs Shavon Arline , President and Co-Founder of CommonHealth Action Natalie S. Burke
WHERE: Thurgood Marshall Center
1816 12th St. NW, Washington DC, 20009
WHEN: Tuesday, September 27th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
To support the health and well-being of African American children and their families, we must work to create the circumstances in which they have opportunities to be healthy and make healthy choices.
The Black Church and HIV initiative will be engaging local faith leaders and organizations today in a conversation about the role of the faith community in changing the course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black America.
Join NAACP Howard College Chapter this Thursday, September 17th, for a "Block Party" celebration to promote health and well being and raise awareness on the importance of leading a healthier lifestyle.
It is time to address the injustices in the health care system, the higher rates of HIV infection among African Americans, and the lower quality and quantity of health resources in our communities.