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St. Joe's Marks Black History Month
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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland to Host Celebration
of Black History Month

Celebration Focuses on African American Health

Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) will host a celebration of Black History Month 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at the hospital's Franco Auditorium, 44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac.

Entitled, "What Happens in This House:  African American Health," the program will focus on the body, mind and spirit and feature speakers who specialize in physical and mental health and wellness.  Speakers and their topics include:

  • Joy D. Calloway, MBA, MHSA, President and Chief executive Officer, New Center Community Services, "Mind:  Changing Your Mind about Mental Health."
  • Kimberli Boyd, Wellness Practitioner, Master Teaching Artist and Educational Consultant, specializing in arts integration, " Body: Your Body as Your Temple," and
  • Toni Flowers-Jefferson, SJMO Associate Vice President-Experience, Diversity and Inclusion, "Spirit:  Free to Be."

Light refreshments will follow the celebration.  The public is invited free of charge. 

For further details, call 248-858-3160.