Community Engagement on WCLK

The Local Take talks to Toni Simmons Henson, founder and director of Atlanta Black Theatre Festival  to share information about this year's event. Toni explains that each year they aim to make it bigger and better and they succeeded again for 2017.

The Local Take On YWCA Conversations - Building Allies

Sep 16, 2017

Since 2014 the YWCA of Greater Atlanta has hosted an annual event called Conversations that speaks to race and gender. This week I speak with CEO, Sharmen Gowens about this year's event taking place on September 20. 

Join me Saturday morning at 7am for The Local Take on WCLK as we increase awareness about Sickle Cell Disease . I spoke with Milford Green, PhD, Director of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. 

Milford Greene spoke about the start of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia which took place before the National office opened in the DC/Baltimore area. This disease impacts 100,000 Americans. 

This week on the Local Take I speak with Perry Whaley about Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a long term skin disease where people lose pigment in their skin. Mr. Whaley explains that this begin to happen to him as young adult when a small scratch of "white" appeared on his hand.  Then the scratch begin to grow. 

David Llada

Dr. Judi The People's Advocate returns Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK with a compelling discussion about how chess can help young people learn mental discipline;  and, an attitude to help them overcome obstacles in life. Hudson provides chess lessons and motivational support for young people across the country as part of his organization besomeone.org.

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