Whether it is diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, breast cancer or stroke, Black women are more likely to suffer from these ailments and die from them at an earlier age when compared to women of other ethnicities.
In the midst of the holiday season, when it’s challenging to maintain a healthy lifestyle, leading experts will gather at Spelman College to address, “Black Women and the Wellness Revolution: Why We Can’t Wait.” Part of the “Hot Topics” speaker series, presented by the Spelman College Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, this panel discussion will delve into major health issues affecting African-American women. Experts will provide practical information on what women can do to eliminate poor health and fitness habits and focus on solutions that stress eating better, moving more and sleeping well.
*A.J. Johnson, C’85, wellness expert, founder, THE AJZONE
*Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, dean and executive vice president, Morehouse School of Medicine
*Lovette Russell, C’83, member, Spelman College Board of Trustees
*Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., president, Spelman College
Thurs., Dec. 6, 2012
This panel discussion is part of the new “Hot Topics” speaker series presented by the Spelman College Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement headed by Jane E. Smith, Ph.D., executive director. This series brings industry leaders to the campus to discuss trending issues and current affairs. For more information on the series and to see a schedule of upcoming speakers, visit LEADS at Spelman.
On Nov. 1, 2012, Spelman College launched its “Wellness Revolution” to help Spelman women transform their lives by empowering and educating them on the value of lifelong wellness as a means of strengthening communities of color.