The Mutola Ambassador Town Hall Series
African Americans face a higher probability of contracting diseases like COVID-19 due to underlying health issues. S-BR4-Life, in partnership with organizations like Diversity in Aquatics and USA Triathlon, have launched a campaign in African American communities to help get community members moving. The initiative is called the Mutola Ambassador Project.
The Project promotes lifestyle change in the African American community leading to the adoption of routine exercise: swim, bike and run/walk. A key component of the program is training community members to become multisport mission ambassadors/influencers who help plan and implement pop-up training events, participate in community service opportunities and deliver messaging to community members and opinion leaders.
As part of this effort, we have invited leading professionals and opinion leaders in health and community outreach to talk about what works. The town hall dates and times are shown below.
Community Health in the Age of Athleticism
Learn the ABCs of Beginning and Sustaining a Healthy Lifestyle Change
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 6:30pm EST
Moderator: Daheia J. Barr-Anderson, PhD, MSPH, FACSM
Jaamie M. Hopkins, DrPH, M.S. (Kinesiology) Morehouse School of Medicine
Shayla Toombs-Withers, MD, Essence of Health Wellness Clinic
Karen Goodlett, MD, Internist. Kaiser Permanente
To register, go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrd-qgqTspHdLpkB_kXEDwaClJTrwqiccC
What’s the Connection between Cross Training and Good Health?
Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 6:30pm EST
Moderator: Nicole Bailey, LCSW, PhD
Mildred Thompson, MSW. Public Health & Health Equity
Debra Carlton, MD, Internist. Kaiser Permanente
Dominque Harmon, LCSW. Psychotherapist and founder of A Life Lived on Purpose
To register, go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkceytrjwtHd34n_keRwbR2LJZ7-URH88X
Tapping into the Influencer in You: Recruiting Community Members
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:30pm EST
Moderator: Ayanna Rahku, M.S.
Bennie Newroth, Government Relations Executive
U.S. Air Force Colonel Yvonne Spencer, Tri Coach, Founder of Fast Chix
Fatimot Ladipo, M.S.- Principal, Walter Bradley Consulting
To register, go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoceCpqDgrHNyYMrofc8Eb62Ky7PeYS92n
Harnessing the Power of Hi Tech & Low Tech to Get Folks Moving
Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6:30pm EST
Moderator: Asherah Allen, Ph.D – Kinesiology & Recreation, North Carolina Central
Miriam Lynch, President – Diversity in Aquatics.
Keicha Barnum, Barnum Creative Resources
Adrienne Wesley, B.S. Psychology, RBT and Creator of Swim Life Fitness
To register, go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcufuqoqD8pE9zcfTSoxSNMcoJ5zRzRSk9J