THE POINT, located in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx, will be hosting the “3rd Annual Female Flava Women’s Health Conference-A Holistic Approach to Women’s Health” event this Saturday May 14, 2011.
Started a few years ago by Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, this female awareness event was created due to the lack of female support around Hunts Point section of the Bronx. What started off as honoring women in Hip-Hop soon expanded to celebrating women in the arts.
Female Flava is a women’s health conference that takes a holistic approach to women’s health and seeks to praise women with health coping skills via art. Sharon Lee De La Cruz, the program coordinator of the C.D.C.’s WOMEN’s (Where Our Minds Empower Needs) Empowerment Group, explained the importance of hosting this type of event, “Teaching and prevention methods are is very negative especially black and Latina women. We’re trying to reverse those roles by showing women how to be healthy through praise.”
Six workshops will be running simultaneously varying in topics from 11-12:30pm. Although this is a female based event, it is NOT female exclusive. Male and females in the community as well as youth groups are encouraged to attend. Registration and details of the workshops can be found here. There will also be late registration the Morning of Female Flava. The keynote address will be given by author Staceyann Chin. In addition to the workshops, there will be performances, a dance party, a live graffiti mural and more!
Check out the Female Flava event page on Facebook for further event details and location information.
3rd Annual Female Flava
940 Garrison Ave
Late Registration starts at 9:30am
Event duration: 10am – 5pm