Shiloh Baptist Church Event Reflects Civil Rights Movement’s Focus on Advancing Health Equity as Nation Recovers from COVID-19 Pandemic
Atlanta, GA (August 25, 2023) – The Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) will host a health fair in collaboration Dr. Wallace Charles Smith and the historic Shiloh Baptist Church on Sunday, August 27th, as part of the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington. The event recognizes the historic role health equity has played in the Civil Rights movement, as well as the Black Church’s strong role in leading the fight for social justice.
Attendees will benefit from myriad services geared toward improving the wellbeing of the Black community. In addition to COVID-19 and other vaccines, health professionals will be conducting free screenings and evaluations for prostate cancer, BMI, diabetes, kidney disease, cholesterol, glucose, heart, dental, and vision. There will be healthy food trucks, physical fitness activities, and children’s activities for friends and family to enjoy.
The Black Church has long served as a cornerstone of resilience, community, and empowerment for the Black community. From organizing meetings and providing refuge for activists to galvanizing communities for social justice causes, the Black Church was central to the Civil Rights movement. This legacy of activism and advocacy persists today, as Churches continue to play a pivotal role in addressing issues of systemic racism, healthcare disparities, and the overall well-being of the Black community.
WHO: Members of the Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC),
Shiloh Baptist Church Leadership
WHERE: Shiloh Baptist Church
Family Life Center
1510 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
WHEN: Sunday, August 27th, 2023, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
COVID-19 resources available include:
- General Information on COVID-19
- How Do I Prevent from Getting Sick?
- Where Can I Still Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?
- I Think I Might Have COVID-19. Where Can I Still Find a Test?
- I Tested Positive for COVID-19. What Treatments Are Available?
Where Can I Find Treatments?
About The Conference of National Black Churches:
The Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) is the premiere public policy and social justice expression of the Black ecclesiastical denominations comprising CNBC in America. CNBC is comprised of the national leadership of the largest historically Black denominations in America: The African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AMEZ), Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME), Church of God in Christ, Inc. (COGIC), National Baptist Convention of America USA, Inc (NBCUSA) and the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC); representing more than 80% of African American Christians across this nation with a combined membership of over 25 million people and 31,000 congregations.