By Special to the Daily World
Maintaining a healthy, wealthy and wise lifestyle will be the primary focus as celebrities, physicians, financial advisors, chefs, and women and girls from greater Atlanta assemble for The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) Healthy Wealthy Wise National Empowerment Tour, Friday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 23. Created to empower Black women, veterans and girls, the three-day public event is free and will take place in various locations in Riverdale, East Point and Fayetteville.
“So many organizations host their events inside the Atlanta city limits, we decided to take our healthy message to the underserved communities outside of I-285,” said Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener of The Black Women’s Roundtable.
Speakers include: attorney, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Phaedra Parks; Melanie L. Campbell, East Point Fire Chief Rosemary Cloud; Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Winn Dixon; actress Kellie Williams (“Family Matters”); Recording Artists OMG; and representatives from the Centers for Disease Control.
“The Atlanta community is happy to partner with local and national organizations to address issues that impact underserved women and girls. We will have a lot of fun while providing tools that help them to live healthier, more productive lives,” adds Helen Butler, executive director of the Georgia Coalition for The Peoples Agenda, the local coordinating partner for the event.
The BWR tour highlights include: Friday, Oct. 21 — BWR Intergenerational Listening Session – Sister 2 Sister at East Point Fire Station 6 to 9 p.m., 2727 East Point St.; Saturday, Oct. 22 — Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Let’s Move Dance, Mini-Expo, Healthy Food Demonstrations and Empowerment Roundtables Forums for Women and Girls at the Riverdale Community Centre 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7200 Church St., Riverdale, and Sunday, Oct. 23 Sistas Workshop and Special Tribute to Ruby Campbell-Pulliam and Adrienne Dennis at the Olivet Baptist Church 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 877 Highway 314, Fayetteville. For more information call 404-653-1199.