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Personal and professional development.
Join us on the third Thursday of every month, 12 – 1 p.m.
Virtual connection information emailed prior to the meeting.
Wednesday, September 20, 4p.m. - 6p.m.
Betty Irene Moore Conference Rm 1000
2570 48th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Join us for our first in-person CBHN networking event in Sacramento. Members and non-members are welcome.
Light refreshments will be served.
Saturday, May 20, 12p.m. - 8p.m.
UC Davis Quad
Davis, CA 95616
The UC Davis Cross Cultural Center presents a celebration of the resilence, diversity, and openess of Black culture while striving towards a more just and liberated world.
Thursday, February 2, 11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. at the UC Davis Health campus
Thursday, February 9, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
UC Davis Health, Education Building
4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817
The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution speaks to the medical racism, sexism, homo/transphobia and xenophobia that Black womb holders/patients experience when seeking access to quality medical care. It centers fibroids, endometriosis, hysterectomies, ovarian cancer and cysts and calls out the racist evolution of the medical field built on the wombs and backs of Black bodies.
Tuesday, February 14, 12p.m. - 1p.m.
Virtual Meeting (Zoom)
Dr. Elise Fannon is a 5th year General Surgery Resident and an active-duty Air Force Captain. She recently obtained her Master of Public Policy at Princeton University with a focus on Social and Political Determinants of Health. As the head of the Socially Responsible Surgery Research Institute, she runs a dry lab for social justice research with medical students, helped pioneer a new Cultural Complications M&M series, and created a novel rural surgery rotation. She serves on the American College of Surgeons RAS-DEI Task Force and as Programming Delegation lead for the American Journal of Surgery STARS committee. Her talk on The Use of Race in Medicine explores the intersection of genetics and the Political Determinants of Health to inform when we should and shouldn’t use Race in our policy and clinical decision making.
Thursday, February 23, 12p.m. - 1p.m.
Virtual Meeting (Zoom)
AAFSA has curated a wonderful panel of amazing black women who are connected to the Sacramento area and are doing extraordinary things in their lives. We will be joined by Salima Koroma an Emmy award winning documentarian, Dr. Dawnte’ Early the President and CEO of the Capital Region of United Way as well as a Sacramento Councilwoman, and finally Ms. Darla Givens an established Sacramento Meteorologist and former board member for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Please come join to hear about their stories and what motivated them to keep going, to get to where they are today!
Friday, February 24, 4p.m. - 7p.m. at the Betty Irene Moore Conference Rm 1000
We will have BBQ catered by Daddy O’s Smokehouse and games including Dominoes, One Gotta Go, and Spades!
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/523245871487
Monday, February 27, 4p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Meeting (Zoom)
This session explores Black parents' extra developmental task and skill they need to accomplish and impart to their children regarding encounters with law enforcement officers. A few of your UC Davis colleagues who have lived experiences with this task and skill development will share their expertise and perspectives. What do we say to their children? How do we say it? How do we teach it without frightening or disillusioning our children? Can you teach it without frightening and disillusioning your children? What does it cost Black parents and children? When will we not need to do this anymore?
Presented in partnership with the UC Davis Health African American Faculty and Staff Association as part of Principles of Community Week.
UC Davis Health AAFSA's 24th Annual Virtual Penny Drive
Support AAFSA in raising money to support children at Oak Park Preschool Head Start Program in Sacramento
All contributions are appreciated! Donate via Venmo @AAFSA-HS or scan the QR code. The fundraiser runs from November 14 through December 9, 2022.
For questions, email us at email@example.com.
AAFSA Monthly Meeting - September 15, 2022
Guest Speaker - Dr. Jann Murray-Garcia: Race and Research
Thursday, September 15, 12p.m. - 1p.m.
Zoom Link: https://ucdavishealth.zoom.us/j/92739003001?pwd=Vk5ndFgvbStWamhuMm1WdDNHUDdBZz09
Reminder: Please respond to the AAFSA 22-23 Feedback Survey before the meeting date
Saturday, August 13, 3:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. at the Guild Theater in Oak Park, Sacramento, CA
This event will include a post-screening discussion moderated by Sex PositiviTEA and local Sacramento clinicians and medical care advocates. If you missed the downtown Sacramento premiere, here is your chance to join in on the conversation and add to the legacy work that is being done.
Tickets are available here: www.muganzoentertainment.com
Share your recipe and family story tied to it. Each entry will get a raffle ticket.
The winner will get a $150 gift card to Fixin's Kitchen and their recipe will be displayed in the main cafeteria.
Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
Juneteenth (short for "June Nineteenth") commemorates the day slavery ended in the United States and is considered the longest-running African-American holiday.
Wednesday April 27, 10–11 a.m. at the UC Davis Health campus
April 4–15, 2022
Donations of inclusive and bilingual children’s books is appreciated.