Juneteenth Health Fest
The Juneteenth Health Festival is purposed to celebrate health, wellness, and liberation in the African American community, the most vulnerable population in Austin/ Travis County. The goals of the Juneteenth Health Festival included:
- To create a well-organized health event intentionally focused on the health and quality of life of the Black/ African American community in Austin, TX
- To cultivate and promote positive health and wellness experience in the local culture context of celebrating Black/ African American liberation on Juneteenth weekend
- To empower the Black/ African American community by providing accessible health and wellness information and resources through collaboration among community organizations, resources, leaders and health practitioners to make health and wellness services
- Finally, the Juneteenth Health Festival seeks to bridge the gap of Black/ African American holistic healers and traditional practitioners.
This year’s theme is Reproductive Justice, a term coined by reproductive justice is a concept coined by Black women in 1994, and pioneered by Loretta Ross and SisterSong since. SisterSong defines RJ as “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.
With over 100 attendees since 2016, this year we expect to be bigger and better!
Share, invite your community and spread the word. Then come to this festival celebrating Black Health and Wellness in the context of liberation. Enjoy healthcare providers and healers sharing their knowledge and wisdom about caring for you and your family’s health and wellness. This is a family-friendly event.