The NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch and the SCC Black Coalition wants to ensure that the African/ Black Community here in Santa Cruz County continues to flex our political power at the ballot box. If you haven't registered to vote, doing it online is really easy. Last day to register to vote online with ease is August 30.

Dr. Priyanka Kundu will be hosting a Facebook live event with special guest Audrey Henry, a Black nurse and lactation consultant in Santa Clara County. If you know sisters anywhere on the planet who could use support in getting their breastfeeding questions answered and/or they are pregnant and want to learn more about breastfeeding, please have them join us for this Facebook live event. It's free and there will be a live Q&A (flyer attached). Let's support new Black mamas and their babies!

"African Americans are 20% more likely to have serious psychological distress than whites are. Among men aged 18–44 who had daily feelings of anxiety or depression, non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic men (26.4 percent) were less likely than non-Hispanic White men (45.4 percent) to have used mental health treatments"

Letting Go of Superwoman: Self-Care for Women of Color

with Maiya Lanae Evans

In her 1988 memoir, A Burst of Light, Audrey Lorde wrote, “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” This presentation will uncover the unique health challenges that women of color experience, look at how the “superwoman” mentality can be harmful to their health, and discover ways to expand the conversation around mental health.

Maiya Lanae is a health educator, entrepreneur, and consultant. She currently teaches courses in public and holistic health at San Francisco State University and Skyline College, and is a 2020-2021 EPIC fellow at Stanford University. In addition, Maiya is a lead facilitator for the anti-racism organization, The Mosaic Project. She also hosts a health and wellness podcast called The Hey Girl Health Show, which focuses on health and wellness issues that impact women of color and their communities.
IG: @heygirlhealth
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