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17th North Alabama Health & Wellness Fair

17th North Alabama Health & Wellness Fair

Sep 23, 10:00am - Sep 23, 1:00pm

Calhoun Community College
102 Wynn Dr NW
Huntsville, AL  35805 Map

Join us for the 17th Annual North Alabama Health and Wellness Fair for a variety of FREE medical screenings, testing and health information.

Come walk with us to help promote behavior changes resulting in a healthier lifestyle beginning at 8:30 am followed by a welcome & greeting of honored guests and elected officials and then the health fair from 10 am to 1 pm -- including door prizes! Spanish interpreters will be available.

We have accepted the challenge of leadership which requires active involvement in movements to eradicate health disparities and to embrace a lifestyle that promotes good nutrition, physical activity and most important ownership of our health. The health fair is FREE and open to the community and is a joint collaboration between: 100 Black Men of America's Greater Huntsville Chapter, Greater Huntsville Chapter, The Links Incorporated, Huntsville Al Alumnae Chapter Of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., AshaKiran, Robert "Bob" Harrison Senior Wellness & Advocacy Center, Alabama A&M University, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College, Virginia College, and Calhoun Community College

GOAL: To raise health awareness/education, provide access to FREE health care and information that will ultimately promote good behavior change resulting in a healthier lifestyle.

This years North AL Health & Wellness Fair will provide FREE screening/testing and more valuable tools around the following health related conditions and areas:

1. Prostate Cancer
2. Diabetes
4. Depression & Anxiety
5. Suicide
6. Hypertension
7. Cholesterol
8. Child Obesity
9. Hearing/Vision Testing
10. Dental Care
11. Varicose Veins Screening
12. Health Ministries
13. Foot Care
14. Skin Care
15. Physical Fitness
16. Bone Density
17. Hepatitis C Care
18. Alzheimer's
19. Stroke or Cerebral Vascular Accident [CVA]
20. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
21. Breast Cancer Awareness
22. Flu Vaccines
23. Massage Therapist
24. Health Insurance
25. Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness/Prevention
26. Tobacco Prevention
27. Crisis Services
28. Health & Nutrition
29. Voter Registration
30. Marriage Coaching
31. Care for the homeless
32. Allergy & Asthma

CHECK OUT THE AWESOME VENDORS that have already registered to attend and/or support in some capacity with more to come!

2017 North AL Health & Wellness Vendors:
Rocket City Chiropractic
Adult & Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, & Skin Centers of North Alabama
Camellia Hospice
River Region Psychiatry Associates, LLC
Mary Kay
Madison County Health Department
Inspiring Smil
1st Missionary Baptist Church “Healing Tough Ministry”
Alabama Organ Center
Health Unlimited
The Juicery
Huntsville Hospital Brast Center
Crestwood Medical Center
Premiere Dental
Alabama A&M University Cooperative Extension
Virginia College
United States Army Recruit Command
Rehabilitation Neu Ser LLC
Edward Jones
100 NCBW Huntsville Chapter
Bureau of Health Promotion & Chronic Disease
Servant Home Care
Chick-Fli-A, Hampton Cove
Chick-Fli-A, University Drive (?)
University of Alabama in Huntsville
J.F. Drake State Communication & Technical College
Fox Army Health Center / Wellness Clinic
Restorative Health Wellness Center
Johnson Partners, Inc (McDonald's)
Jack & Jill Inc.
Boy Scout Troops #400
Colon Hydro Therapist
Comfort Care Hospice
24 Health Club & Wellness Center
United Way
Voter Registration
John Stallworth Foundation
Kudzu Productions, Inc.
North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless

For more information:
Bhavani Kakani at 256.698.4446 or Earnest Starks at 256.975.5519
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State-Wide Human Chain Against Domestic Violence

State-Wide Human Chain Against Domestic Violence

Oct 8, 2:00pm - Oct 8, 3:00pm

Dublin Park, Madison, Alabama
Huntsville, AL  35805 Map

CONTACT: info@ashakiranonline.org
AK OFFICE: (256) 509 - 1882


Be a link in the human chain against domestic violence!
AshaKiran, Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV) and other ACADV non-profit organizations throughout Alabama are working together in solidarity synchronizing human chain events to occur simultaneously across the state of Alabama in their own counties, on the same day, at the same time and repeat the same pledge making a stand against domestic violence - a truly positive and inspiring message to represent our state. Subsequently, our local citizens, social groups and non-profits present will link hands to form a human chain and together make the pledge to take a stand against domestic violence.

This is a FREE event and the public is welcome to join the diverse organizations from throughout the city that have gathered to support and make a stand against domestic violence.

HUMAN CHAIN EVENTS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE taking place in Alabama on October 8th 2017:

Dublin Park, 8324 Madison Pike, Madison, AL 35758

Penelope House

Victim Services of Cullman,Inc.
Depot Park, 107 Arnold St NW, Cullman, AL 35055

....other locations & info coming SOON!

NEW THIS YEAR...AshaKiran Youth & Art Essay Contest
THEME: 'Why Culture Sensitivity Matters'
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 16th 2017

Parents can sign up their child to participate here: goo.gl/forms/1buXZiw1SErSJe9y2

We hope this contest will encourage students to strive to value and respect all people regardless of their skin color, their physical abilities or the language that they speak.

Domestic violence can happen to ANY person regardless of age, culture, religion, education, social class, sex or physical ability. In recognition of October's National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, AshaKiran invites you to create artwork or write an essay for this year's theme: 'Why Culture Sensitivity Matters'

• Students 10 - 18 years old can participate in one or both the art & essay contests.
• Essay must be submitted in English, type-written in black ink & double-spaced.
No more than 500 words. Any essay found to be plagiarized will be disqualified.
• Artwork must include a brief explanation of the message depicted in it regarding 'why culture sensitivity matters.' All mediums accepted & must be student’s original work. Copyright entries will be disqualified.
• All work submissions must include participants full name, age & be submitted to: info@ashakiranonline.org OR Mailed to P. O. Box 1021 Huntsville, AL 35807

CONTEST WINNERS will be announced & receive 2017 AshaKiran Youth Art & Essay Contest Awards at the AshaKiran State-Wide Human Chain Event Against Domestic Violence taking place on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Dublin Park in Madison, AL @ 2PM - All accepted entries will also be on display!

#SupportYourCommunity #SupportAshaKiranHSV

AshaKiran, a ray of hope, is committed to empowering culturally sensitive communities by providing "culturally competent" services in 36+ languages, a 24 HR Crisis Phone AshaLine "Hope-Line," emergency shelter, accompaniment, advocacy, counseling, translation/interpretation and with programs like the Multi-Lingual Access Model & the New Alabamians Program. AshaKiran's cross-cultural awareness training focuses on areas such as domestic violence, sexual assault, cultural competency, and developmental disabilities.
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The Human Library HSV

The Human Library HSV

Oct 10, 6:00pm - Oct 10, 8:00pm

UAH Conference Training Center - CTC
1410 Ben Graves Drive
Huntsville, AL  35899 Map

Read any good books lately? How about getting to talk to a book?!

Join AshaKiran, City of Huntsville Office of Multicultural Affairs, the University of Alabama in Huntsville Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the Huntsville-Madison County Public Libraries as they host the first Human Library event in the state of Alabama!

This free event is open to the public and will take place at 6PM - 8PM in the Conference Training Center (CTC) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus. It is open to the public although it is strongly encouraged for those 18 years of age and older due to the variety of human book topics.

Read any good books lately? How about getting to talk to a book?!

Born in Copenhagen in 2000, the Human Library™ is a worldwide movement aiming to facilitate understanding and challenge harmful stereotypes through one-on-one, 15 minute open dialogues. Human Library books are real people with critical perspectives to share, sharing the goals of raising awareness and spreading compassion. Our books will address such complex topics as faith, sexuality, and women’s rights. Difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. Seven Huntsville community members, with book titles such as, “Survive & Reign’ and ‘Ask A Muslim’ have volunteered to share their unique perspectives and give the reader a chance to learn more about their life as well as the challenges and stereotypes that they have overcome or face.

“We are so excited to bring this project to Alabama and partner with some great organizations to be able to provide the opportunity for people to simply sit down and just talk to someone outside their typical social circles in a safe place. We hope through encouraging these positive conversations will ultimately create a better understanding of our differences and perhaps find some unexpected commonalities for many within in our communities.” said AshaKiran Community Outreach Coordinator Josia Fiore. The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Book Mobile (hmcpl.org/bookmobile) will also be present outside of the event to provide the opportunity for the community to check out books right there at the event as well!

Keep up with the latest The Human Library HSV info on The Human Library HSV Facebook page and/or event as they share updates and all of the ‘human books’ that will be available for readers to ‘check out’ at the event! Unite against division with us on October 10!

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