People of Progression (POP), a volunteer organization focused on helping marginalized African-Americans in the Fox Valley, is hosting the first-ever Hip Hop Health Fair on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Wisconsin Academy of Sports, located at 3375 W. College Ave. in Grand Chute (map).
Several esteemed guests attending include former NFL players, a former USA International soccer player, movement specialists, massage therapists and holistic wellness professionals. There will also be live music provided by DJ BWoop and an appearance by Vibez TV.
“The pandemic has had a profound impact on so many people’s physical and mental health,” explained Kristen Gondek, People of Progression co-founder. “The impact the pandemic has taken on the Black community is so much greater, and we’re hoping to bring that community out for some fun and some good old-fashioned physical activity.”
This family-friendly event will offer:
- First, second and booster COVID-19 vaccines of the Pfizer shot through Multicultural Coalition, Inc.
- Eco-friendly, fair trade teddy bears by Bears for Humanity
- Blood pressure checks
- Raffles and prizes
- Catering provided by Tasha Banks
- Free workouts
“We felt it was important to make sure the Multicultural Coalition, Inc. was a part of this event and were able to provide COVID-19 vaccines in a trusted space within the Black community,” said Oladimeji Tomori, founder of Pointters Community Initiatives and a board member of the Multicultural Coalition, Inc. “Right now is the time to get a booster shot before summer gets here. We want to make sure everyone stays healthy this year, and the easiest way to do that is to get this vaccine so we can gather safely.”
For anyone in need of transportation, Valley Transit is offering rides to this vaccination event which is near the bus route. Contact Make The Ride Happen to schedule transportation at (920) 225-1719 or visit maketheridehappen.org.
The clinic will be hosted by People of Progression, Multicultural Coalition, Inc., Red Shoes Inc., Pointters Community Initiatives, Ascension, RISE, Wisconsin Academy of Sports, N.E.W. Hmong Professionals, Casa Hispana, Inc., United Way Fox Cities, Be Well, CAP Services, Partnership Community Health Center and BFam Basketball League.
People of Progression is a volunteer organization that was intentionally built to support marginalized African-Americans in the Fox Valley. By focusing on a holistic approach to healing, skill building and targeting root causes of systemic oppression, People of Progression actively empowers families for generations. To learn more about People of Progression, visit peopleofprogression.com.
Multicultural Coalition, Inc. (MCI) was developed in October 2020 with the vision to improve the lives of all by creating a community that prospers together. Multicultural Coalition, Inc.’s (MCI) mission is based on a movement created to acknowledge racial biases and proactively reach diverse populations with meaningful communication and actionable services, removing barriers, elevating all voices and fostering community engagement in Winnebago, Outagamie and Calumet counties. To learn more about Multicultural Coalition, Inc., visit ourmci.org or follow them on Facebook at Multicultural Coalition, Inc.