On Thursday, March 31, the California Black Women’s Health Project will celebrate and honor “Women Who Dared: Our Legacy & Our Future ” during their 21st Anniversary Breakfast Gala & Fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at City Club – Los Angeles, 555 South Flower Avenue, 51th Floor. The California Black Women’s Health Project (CABWHP) is the only statewide organization solely dedicated to improving the health of California’s Black women and girls via education, advocacy, policy and outreach.
The 2016 “Women Who Dared” honorees are: Dominique DiPrima (community advocate and KJLH Radio 102.3FM host of “The Front Page”); Jackie B. Majors (women and children’s champion, and CEO – Crystal Stairs, Inc.); and D’Ann Morris (community health activist and change maker, and former Director of Health Initiatives – Los Angeles Urban League). The Breakfast Gala will include tributes in dance, music and spoken word, as well as an update on CABWHP’s groundbreaking advocacy work to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of Black women and girls.
Proceeds from the gala will support the continuation of CABWHP’s work to achieve health equity for Black women and girls, and the expansion of the organization’s Advocate Training Program (ATP), an innovative program that trains Black women to be health policy advocates and activists. To date, the ATP has produced more than 200 women’s health advocates in Southern and Northern California.