The fair will include health screenings, vaccinations, workout and cooking demonstrations, a panel featuring Black health professionals and much more
This Black History Month, the Chicago Urban League will host its 2nd Annual Black Wellness Fair on Saturday, February 25. The event will take place at the Chicago Urban League office located at 4510 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. All are encouraged to register for the event at bit.ly/2023BWF, but walk-ins are also welcome.
This year’s fair will feature a panel discussion on “Why Black Doctors are Essential to Health Equity.” COVID-19 and flu vaccinations will also be provided along with resources related to heart, vision, and mental health, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. Coach V of Red Alert Fitness will provide kickboxing workout demonstrations, and attendees will be treated to healthy food demonstrations from a local chef.
“After a successful fair last year, we are excited to host an expanded event this year filled with vital information, health screenings, and vaccinations for our community,” said Chicago Urban League President and CEO Karen Freeman-Wilson. “We know that issues related to hypertension, diabetes, and diet are disproportionately prevalent in our communities. Education, access, and awareness are among the key elements that must be addressed as we work toward health equity.”
In addition to necessary information and resources, several guests will also have a chance to win a “Black Wellness Basket” filled with health and wellness-focused items, as well as a fitness watch, gift cards, and a gym membership. A deejay will keep the atmosphere lively while guests enjoy refreshments and gain a wealth of health knowledge.
The League will also participate in and host the following events for Black History Month:
The History of Black Business in Bronzeville
Friday, February 24 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Taking place at Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop and coordinated by the League’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, this event will allow attendees to learn more about the historic Bronzeville neighborhood while also enjoying Black vendors and food trucks throughout the day.
To learn about more upcoming programs and events from the Chicago Urban League, visit ChiUL.org.
Established in 1916, the Chicago Urban League works to achieve equity for Black families and communities through social and economic empowerment. For more information, visit www.ChiUL.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.