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Agencies Promote Women's Health Fair
2002-09-01

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Howard Brown Health Center is partnering with Horizons, Affinity Community Services, Amigas Latinas, Literary Exchange, The Chicago Dept. of Health Office of Lesbian and Gay Health, and The City of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago to put on the second annual Women Who Love Women Health Fest.

Last year's festival was attended by more than 300 women, and is expected to draw more than 500 women this year. Attendees will also enjoy a vast array of workshops, free refreshments and entertainment including poetry readings by CC Carter and friends, and drumming by Groove Ova.

The event will be Sunday, Sept. 15 at The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Circle Center, 750 S. Halsted.

Shailey Merchant, Women's Program Manager at Howard Brown said "this is a great opportunity for all of our organizations to pool our resources and offer the community a fun and informative event". Please contact Bianca Wilson at ( 312 ) 996-5089 or biancaw@uic.edu . For booths, contact Shailey Merchant at ( 773 ) 388-8926 or shaileym@howardbrown.org .

Meanwhile, the Mautner Project will present the National Lesbian Health Conference: Healing Works, Sept. 26-28 in Washington, D.C. "The National Lesbian Health Conference is crucial to the advancement of lesbian health on all levels," said Mautner Project Executive Director, Kathleen DeBold. The National Lesbian Health Conference: Healing Works is planned and sponsored by a broad coalition of more than 60 groups and agencies including the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, National Latino/Latina Gay and Lesbian Organization ( LLEGO ) , Senior Action in a Gay Environment ( SAGE ) , National Coalition of LGBT Health Projects, Sexual Minority Youth Coalition, and the Zuna Institute.

Among the featured speakers are Margarita Lopez, openly gay New York City Council member; Kate Kendall, JD, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights; Ana Olivera, Executive Director of the Gay Men's Health Crisis and founder of the Lesbian AIDS Project; Francine Ramsey, Executive Director of the Zuna Institute and co-founder of the National Black Lesbian Conference; Carmen Vazquez, Director of Public Policy at the NY LGBT Community Center and co-founder of the state's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health and Human Services Network.

Call ( 202 ) 332-5536 or mautner@mautnerproject.org or visit our website at www.mautnerproject.org .


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