On September 9 and 10, People Building Opportunity through Grace and Action (PEBOGA) will host the Wealth and Health Summit for Black men, a space dedicated to delivering educational experiences that reduce the health and wealth gap. There are two sessions that will both take place at Madison College’s Truax Campus, 1701 Wright St. The first session is on Friday September 9th from 4:30 until 8:30 pm and the second session is the following day from 10 am until 1 pm. Online registration is free and preferred and available through their website.
These sessions will cover a variety of topics such as: mental health, health outcomes, prostate cancer, diet and exercise budgeting, business development, fatherhood, estate planning, and much more. These conversations will be facilitated by many of Madison’s community leaders such as Dr. Jamel K. Donner Phd, Dr. Alvin Thomas, James Bell, Norman Davis as well as Joshua Wright, Bob Wynn, Rick Badger, and Julian Walters.
“Even in the most trying times, such as COVID, Black men are expected to go to work and produce regardless of their health or occupation,” organizer Clyde Gaines told Madison365.
This summit seeks to address these barriers for black men, a space to take control over communities issues and individual wellbeing. Gaines recognizes that black men’s community struggles are not reflected or represented in a way that provide accurate and dedicated resources. The wealth and health summit is an opportunity for not only education, but networking and intergenerational brotherhood that seeks to prioritize and empower black men.