Throughout her life, Byllye Y. Avery, founder of the Black Women's Health Imperative, has combined activism and social responsibility to develop a national forum for the exploration of the health issues of Black women. Her work with Black women sparked a movement by women of color to become involved in defining and working on health issues important to their constituencies. In this special presentation, Byllye shared her story, exploring the many influences in her life that led her to become a health activist.
This event was hosted by the Wellesley Centers for Women Committee on Diversity and Equity and co-sponsored by Africana Studies, Committee on Lectures & Cultural Events, Peace & Justice Studies, LGBTQ Services, and Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Wellelsey College.
November 2, 2017