By Southwester Staff

Since 1987, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) has hosted an annual Black History Month Celebration. This year, the SWNA History Task Force will partner with the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund for a Black History Celebration on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. 

The guest speaker will be Dr. Carla D. Williams, Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health and Interim Director of the Cancer Center at Howard University. Williams will speak about this year’s national Black history month theme “Black Health and Wellness“ in the context of her work at Howard. The theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine but also other ways in which the Black community have contributed to healthcare, such as birth workers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists and more. Williams, who resided in Southwest Washington for many years, brings vast experience as a scholar and medical practitioner who is committed to addressing health disparities and health equity issues affecting African Americans and underrepresented or socially marginalized communities.

For more information on the celebration, please email thelma@tdjbreastcancerfund.org or call (202) 251-1639.

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