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Introducing "Scholars Within"
Building Communities: Empowering For Health -- Sep 23, 2008 -- Well known scholars participated in the Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s' "Building Communities: Empowering for Health" annual strategy meeting 2008. Dr. Joyce Newman Giger RN, Lulu Wolffe Hasselplug Endowed Chair at UCLA and colleague Dr. Betty Smith-Williams RN, founder National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses; Dr. Marie Fongwa RN, Assistant professor Nursing, UCLA, Yvonne Styles, Counseling Supervisor 'A Place Called Home' and Doctoral Student, Fielding Graduate University; Dr. Patricia Hinchberger RN -Assistant professor nursing CSUDH; and Rev. Brian Reese, Pastor Hashaway Community CME Church shared their life stories and their concern for the health and education disparities. Each scholar brought the whole self and whole life experiences to the discussion and reconnected those experiences as informants to broader mainstream education and action. The importance of connecting scholars to the African American and African Diaspora populations with the intent of increasing research to inform policy and practice and that can positively impact on the health and education was discussed. Written proceedings of the event can be obtained by emailing villageprojects@aol.com