Wednesday , February 1 2023

Welcome to The KJLH Women’s Health Expo Presented Virtually by RastAfri Braid

SAVE THE DATE for the next virtual KJLH Women’s Health Expo! May 8, 2021

If you’re interested in sponsorships or the vendor area, email

If you missed last year’s virtual event, check it out below!

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RastAfri’s Beauty Panel »

KJLH Virtual Womens Health Expo Sponsor: Rast-A-friRastAfri’s beauty panel featuring Creative Director/Product Developer Sherrell Jackson, Marketing/MUA Tashaey Hines, Beauty supply owner and alopecia specialist Jakkia Scott, celebrity stylist Kelsie Lyn, PR & Braid Specialist Sade Miller, Color Activist Latreasha Nolan and Hip-hop Artist Kiki Nova, discuss the history of RastAfri Braid, Toyokalon-The fiber of the future, Hair fiber safety, hair health between braid styles, hope for women who suffer from Alopecia, colorism and much more.

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RastAfri Hair Products

What Every Black Woman Should Know to Have a Healthy and Joyous Birth

Black Infants and Families Los Angeles
Find out about valuable information specifically for Black families, especially Black pregnant women, including free access to Black doulas, Black Infant Health, and other resources to ensure healthy and joyous births for Black families. For more details, visit:
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Black Infants and Families Los Angeles

All of Us: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Reducing Cancer Health Disparities

City Of Hope

How the health of people of color can be positively impacted by building bridges between the community and researchers in addition to working across research disciplines. Visit this Breakout Session

City of Hope

Racism is a Public Health Issue

On the heels of international outrage surrounding the deaths of George Floyd (MN), Breonna Taylor (KY) and Ahmaud Aubrey (GA) among others, AHF, its newly formed black think-tank group “The Collective,” and its Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC), relaunch advocacy campaign to take on and challenge the racism and police abuse throughout our nation. @aidshealthcare @standagainsthateahf
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Stand Against Hate AHF

TRUST Thinking, Reflecting, Understanding and Story-Telling

KJLH Virtual Womens Health Expo Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente A discussion on COVID and Flu featuring Dr. Phyllis Hayes-Reams, Dr. Darien Sutton-Ramsey, Dr. Latanya Hines and Dr. Madalynne Wilkes-Grundy.
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Kaiser Permanente Breakout Session

Heart Disease: The Subtle Reality of Heart Disease Among Women

KJLH Virtual Womens Health Expo Sponsor: Cedar Sinai
Learn the symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women and more. You might be surprised by what you hear! A panel featuring Dr. Janet Wei, Dr. Lili Barsky, Dr. Chrisandra Shufelt and Simona Campa.
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Cedars Sinai breakout session

Mental Health Protests, Pandemic and Police Defunding

KJLH Virtual Womens Health Expo Sponsor: LACDMH
A discussion featuring Dr. Curley Bonds, Keris Myrick, LaTina Jackson and Yvette Willock.
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Department of Mental Health

The Mindful Beauty Project: Body, Mind and Spirit-Keeping It Together During the COVID-19 Pandemic

KJLH Virtual Womens Health Expo Sponsor: CDU
Can you be depressed and not know it? Has the COVID 19 pandemic stolen your peace? Last year at the Women’s Health Expo the Mindful Beauty Project Moderated by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph was explosive. Join the conversation this year about the impact of traumas on generations of black women and what help is available to those in need.
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CDU Breakout Session

Healthy Cooking Pavilion

KJLH Virtual Womens Health Expo Sponsor: Food4Less and SimpleTruth

Enjoy healthy dishes from some of LA’s finest chefs including Red Thai Curry Salmon Tacos, Yams, and of course Pasta three ways from our own Tammi Mac.

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Simple Truth

Planet Fitness Exercise Zone

KJLH Virtual Womens Health Expo Sponsor: Planet Fitness
Don’t just sit around while staying “Safe at Home”.  Get a great workout with Planet Fitness Trainers.  Just click below and join the movement to keep you healthy and fit.
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Planet Fitness Banner

The Importance of Health Insurance in the Age of COVID-19

Covered California Insurance Info
Learn everything you need to know about Covered California and other insurance plans.
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Covered California Insurance Info

How Women Can Take the Lead in Protecting Their Families From COVID

KJLH Virtual Womens Health Expo Sponsor: MLK Community Hospital

How women can protect themselves, their families and our community from COVID-19. Women tend to be the keepers of healthy habits in every family. Join a conversation with Debra Flores, Chief Nursing/Operating Officer and head of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital’s COVID-19 Task Force and Senior Brand Communications Director, Gwendolyn Driscoll, to learn practical tips and suggestions for how you can protect yourself and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KJLH Virtual Womens Health Expo Sponsor: MLK Community Hospital

The Crown Act

The Crown ActThis panel will address the growing topic of natural hair and discrimination in the workplace, discuss the CROWN Act, it’s power and protection for Black women and women of color and take a deep dive into how this moment has helped leverage our voices and led to a movement.

The CROWN Act, which stands for “Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” is a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, which is the denial of employment and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles including braids, locs, twists or bantu knots.

First introduced in California in January 2019 and signed into law on July 3, 2019, the inaugural CROWN Act expanded the definition of race in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and state Education Code, to ensure protection in workplaces and in K-12 public and charter schools. Since then, The CROWN Act has galvanized support from federal and state legislators in the movement to end hair discrimination nationwide. California’s initiative is led by Senator Holly J. Mitchell, the first to introduce and name The CROWN Act SB188.

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The Crown Act


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