The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

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. 

Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take On WCLK, the Atlanta Fulton Public Library System stopped by to let the community know about National Library Sign up Month. 

I speak with Public Relations and Marketing Manager Claudia Strange about National Library Sign Up Month. She shares with listeners what they will need to receive a library card and all of the things beyond books that you can do with a the card.  From renting movies to receiving parking passes for Georgia State Parks or family tickets to Zoo Atlanta all you need is an Atlanta Fulton Public Library card. 

Join me Saturday, September 2 at 7:00 a.m for The Local Take on 91.9 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 Chief Tunde Adetunji, Founder and CEO of the Africa Heritage Center in Marietta.

Chief Tunde explains that the African Exhibition brought to Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics is the heart of the center.  The choice of opening the African Heritage Center in Atlanta is deliberate. The Center is a bridge back to the 55 African Nations to all members of the African diaspora throughout world.  Atlanta is the new global gateway the new world and thus the perfect place for the facility. 

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. 

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