We’ve Got Big Plans for 2024!

Community Conversations: We are hosting the November 12 Community Conversation. Our topic is Breast Cancer: Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment, and Support. Celeste will be moderating our panel. We have confirmed Dr. Cherie LeDoux and Dr. Vida Henderson as our panelists. We’ve finalized our questions and are looking forward to presenting a powerful conversation for our audience.

Great news for grants!

  • MOA Healthy and Equitable Communities grant: We submitted a grant application for $250K to support COVID-19 prevention and vaccination efforts in the Black community.
  • APD/AFD Grant Request: We are preparing a grant application to support APD/AFD’s efforts to increase the number of BIPOC applicants who are eligible to work with the forces through outreach and training
  • Humanities Forum Stories Grant: Due at the end of November, we are preparing an application for $10k grant to uplift the voices of Black Alaskans through storytelling and fund the Barbershop Project.

Project Power: We continue to recruit community members to sign up for Project Power. The new flyer has been distributed to committee members and we are working on sharing it with the community–help us by sending this graphic to someone you know! 

The Barbershop Project: The goal of this project is to speak with Black men about their health in a casual setting. We would like to record/document these conversations to share with our community with the goal of improving Black men’s health through engagement and education. Interested in getting involved? Email Co-Chair Amana at ambise@alaska.edu.

The Bettye Davis Summit: The theme for the Summit is, “Marching till Equity, Equality and Justice is Won,” The Health Committee is discussing topics for our forum at the Summit. We’re in early stages of development and will update as we get clearer on our plan.

Alaska Black Caucus Corene Davis Graham Cancer Telethon is scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2024. We’ll announce the location at a later date, so stay tuned!
The telethon will include education, entertainment, discussion of mental health, food, physical health, community empowerment, stress reduction.

The Health Committee, Live, in-person! We’re considering a get-together IRL. We’ve been working together for years via Zoom and we’re thinking it’s time to meet in real life. Stay tuned for details. If you’re on the Health Committee, keep an eye on your inbox for an invitation.