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One Hundred Black Men of America, Inc. and Florida Chapters to Deliver Community Empowerment During 32nd Annual Conference

One Hundred Black Men of America, Inc. and Florida Chapters to Deliver Community Empowerment During 32nd Annual Conference
   Free health screenings, education, giveaways and activities for the entire family

     One Hundred Black Men of America, Inc. will be joined by both the Greater Fort Lauderdale chapter and the South Florida chapter to educate and empower an entire community on Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park, 2520 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Since 2004, the 100’s Annual Conference has delivered a Community Empowerment Project (CEP) to ensure that citizens from the community at large receive immediate and long-term impact. This year’s event, in conjunction with the Juneteenth celebration, includes the 100’s trademark community health fair with free screenings totaling over $800.00 per adult, a Robotics/STEM presentation, free food giveaways, organizations delivering free health information, cooking and juicing demonstrations, and financial workshops, reading circles, entertainment, games and give-a-ways throughout the day.

“The community is encouraged to come early and bring all members of their family to this multigenerational event. Our goal is to bring free health services to underserved individuals while educating and empowering youth, teens, young adults, parents and grand-parents with information that promotes healthy lifestyle choices,” stated Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Celebrity Chef G. Garvin will be leading the healthy meals message with a live cooking demonstration and the premier science and hip-hop educator Grand Hank will host the S.T.E.M. component of the event.

Free health screenings will include HIV/STI, blood pressure, diabetes, prenatal, post-natal, cholesterol, mammogram, colon rectal and glucose. The 2018 Community Empowerment Project will also include a blood drive and civic engagement activities including voter registration. Members from the 100’s global network of chapters, Collegiate 100® students and members from the 100 Board of Directors, along with sponsors AARP, Aetna, American Red Cross, Shell, Sodexo Magic and the US Army invite the public to come get empowered. “The CEP is #the100blueprint for collaborating with corporate and community partners to bring much needed services and education to cities where the 100 conference convenes,” stated Chairman Dortch.

The 100 Black Men will host their annual Teen Summit as part of the CEP. Students and school board representatives from Broward County and Miami Dade County will engage in a youth led discussion on teen violence, See Something, Say Something.  Broward County Schools Board member, Dr. Rosalind Osgood, will serve as moderator. A range of serious topics facing our youth today will be tackled including mental wellness, gun violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and gang violence. Recommendations about school and community violence will be translated to legislative initiatives for the 100 nationally, which will require chapters throughout the state of Florida to galvanize, advocate and get legislation passed within local school districts and across county and state levels.

Community partners delivering services, screenings and education throughout the day include Broward Department of Health, Broward EMT, Broward Family Services, Broward General, Broward Health and Human Services, Broward Regional Health Council, Broward Sherriff’s Office, Florida Department of Health, Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health, Holy Cross Hospital, Dr. Diane John, Dr. Jamal Lawson, Memorial Hospital, National Black Nurses Association, New York Life, One Blood, Planned Parenthood, VITAS Healthcare and the Urban League of Broward County.

The media is invited to cover this and all conference events. Media Credentials are reserved for working print, broadcast and online journalists with a local, regional, national or international commercial news outlet. All media must submit conference  credential requests online by June 1, 2018.

To learn more about the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s cause and programs and to view all events taking place during the 32nd Annual Conference visit www.100blackmen.org

 

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